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Karl Mayer Technische Textilien joins new Hybrid Lightweight Technologies platform

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien manufactures high-performance machines for the composites industry.

18th February 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Obertshausen


VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, has set up a new working group specialising in the field of lightweight construction, replacing the existing Forum Composite Technology, with its 175 VDMA member companies, one of which was Karl Mayer Technische Textilien.

Last year, Karl Mayer Technische Textilien, the young limited company, resulted from the merger of Karl Mayer Liba in Naila and Karl Mayer Malimo based in Chemnitz.

The company’s Managing Director Jochen Schmidt was present at the setting-up of the new platform that will be known as Hybrid Lightweight Technologies, on 22 January in Frankfurt.

Yarn processing

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien manufactures high-performance machines for the composites industry. Its biaxial and multiaxial machines can process all the latest technical yarns, such as glass- and carbon-fibres rovings, to produce reinforcing textiles for classic composites, which are being used successfully in a variety of applications.

“We have already made a name for ourselves as a reliable and expert partner in the automotive and wind sectors especially. With our technical know-how and experience, we can make a useful contribution to the Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies,” commented Jochen Schmidt.

Future opportunities

The company’s machines for producing multiaxial and biaxial textiles are also said to offer a great deal of potential for designing advanced material composites and thus for opening up new applications, according to the manufacturer.

One of the main aims of Karl Mayer Technische Textilien in participating in the VDMA platform is to evaluate these possibilities and further develop the technologies.

“We are a successful pioneer because we are constantly improving and developing our company and our machines to give our customers the edge over their competitors by offering them innovative solutions. We are hoping for industry-wide impulses and completely new ideas in our quest for innovation,” explained Jochen Schmidt.

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