India ITME 2012 Exhibitor Preview: Karl Mayer

Fascination® Sari – KARL MAYER’s main topic at India ITME 2012

At this year’s India ITME 2012 to be held from 2nd to 7th December in Mumbai KARL MAYER will
be presenting its most comprehensive machinery range ever displayed at ITME. The world market
leader invites the visitors to come to Hall 5, Stand P9/Q8, to have a look at its innovative
products in the sectors of warp knitting machines and warp preparation units.

The following machinery will be on display:

The new HKS 3-M of the 3rd generation. The most flexible 3-bar tricot machine will be
producing an embroidery ground for saris in Mumbai.

Machine type FL 20/16. At India ITME the Fascination® Lace will be exhibited in a working
width of 132″ and a gauge of E 28, producing a completely new and innovative article that is set to
revolutionize the production of sari fabrics. The trendsetting fabric has a unique appearance and
can be produced extremely efficiently. The new fabrics are as beautiful as conventional saris and
can be produced in a single piece, so that they can be manufactured extremely economically. The
pattern, together with the sections that are patterned with specific designs, such as the
elaborately decorated shoulder piece at the end, which is known as the pallu, are worked directly
into the fabric by the FL 20/16. For simpler patterns, the embroidery process can now be dispensed
with. All that has to be done is to hem the edges or use hemming tape as another option to create a
fabric with a perfect drape. At a working width of 132″, this results in two matching saris being
produced next to each other.

The new Wefttronic® RS for the field of technical textiles. In Mumbai, this efficient Raschel
machine with magazine weft insertion system will be producing a light and stable advertising medium
out of a rather thin material, with full yarn threading.

The latest automatic sectional warper NOM for the warp preparation field. Furthermore, a
parallel creel and the ISOTENSE yarn tensioner will be on display.

Apart from the exhibits, the technical experts at this year’s India ITME will again ensure
that KARL MAYER’s stand becomes a favoured meeting point among the entire field of business.

Details concerning the patterning possibilities of the sari fabrics made on the FL

In terms of design, too, the FL 20/16 machine leaves nothing to be desired. No matter whether
floral patterns, teardrop paisley motifs or ornamental compositions, the patterns of the
Fascination® Lace offer everything needed to produce gorgeous saris, whose relief-like
characteristics make them look as if they have been embroidered. In addition to the pattern motifs,
the marquisette-like fabric ground also offers fascinating design possibilities. To produce the
filigree designs with their delicate, arching lines, a regular lattice-like ground is used, into
which additional lengthwise stripes are worked. As well as grounds with a marquisette look, tulle
constructions can also be worked.

Processing yarns with different coloured sequences is another way of creating patterns on
sari fabrics. Space-dyed, multicoloured yarns are processed, and the mixture of colours highlights
the dynamics of the design elements attractively. Additional coloured accents can be worked by
combining the bright, iridescent yarns with single-colour yarns. No special know-how or additional
equipment are needed to finish the warp-knitted sari fabrics. As is usual, the fabrics are washed,
dyed, heat-set, stentered and treated by carrying out soft-touch finishing. The visitors to India
ITME 2012 will have the opportunity to convince themselves of the softness, gentle drape and
diversity of the textiles made on KARL MAYER’s latest innovation.

Posted November 21, 2012

Source: Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH