Approximately 300 people attended Jakob Muller’s
Narrow Fabric Days 2006 open house.
akob Müller AG recently held its annual Narrow Fabric Days 2006 at its headquarters in
Frick, Switzerland. The event included a presentation of Müller’s manufacturing site, the grand
opening of the Jakob Müller Museum, and the sixth Narrow Fabrics Conference, titled “The
Value-Added Chain in the Narrow Fabrics Industry.”
Erich Essig (right) presents his new book,
“Mübook, Vol. 2,” to Christian Kuoni, CEO, Jakob Müller.
this meeting of specialists involved in everything from research to manufacturing in the narrow
fabrics field. The conference featured 11 experts who presented information on a range of topics
including value-added management, intelligent products and raw materials. Developments and future
potential for developments over the next decade in the narrow fabrics industry also were
Narrow Fabric Days attendees were treated to demonstrations of machinery on display in the
State-of-the-art machinery, including new machines from every segment, was presented from
Müller’s complete range — from production through finishing and making-up. The NF…ds uses brand-new
technology to produce velvet ribbons with pile on both sides. Other machines on display included
the NF80 2/310, used to make elastic and non-elastic products; the MDR42 M24, featuring an
electronic picot device and electronic warp guide bars; and the latest-generation LCFR2
label-cutting and -folding machines.
The new Jakob Müller Museum features 51 machines representing the 200-year history of the
narrow fabrics sector.
The company used the opportunity to officially open the Jakob Müller Museum. The facility
features 51 exhibits including machinery used in the manufacture of ribbons and related products
over the past 200 years. During the opening ceremony, Christian Kuoni, CEO, Müller, not only looked
back over the company’s 120-year history, but also gave an optimistic outlook for this segment of
the textile industry, with its enormous potential as it expands to new applications. A review of
the development of the narrow fabrics industry and the evolution of the machinery was presented by
Professor Urs Meyer, ETH Zürich. In addition, Erich Essig presented his new book on the production
of narrow fabrics — “Mübook, Vol. 2, Narrow Fabric Needle Loom Technology.” The book features three
sections focusing on technology, technical calculations and weaving theory.