VDMA webtalk with Groz-Beckert, Thies and Mayer & Cie. (updated Feb. 14, 2021 at 1015 AM)

In mid-2020, together with its German members, the Textile Machinery Association of the German Engineering Federation VDMA launched a webtalk series on cross-process topics along the textile value chain.

We would like to invite you to participate in the next VDMA webtalk on the topic Technologies for fine gauge fabrics in the circular knitting industry.

Besides representatives from Mayer & Cie. and Thies, one of the speakers will be Roland Simmendinger, Vice President Product Development of the Division Knitting Machine Parts of Groz-Beckert. In the section “High precision knitting elements for the manufacture of fine gauge fabrics”, he will provide insights into the high-precision technology of circular knitting machine elements and illustrate the challenges involved in knitting high-quality fine gauge fabrics.

The webtalk will be in English.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 02:00 p.m.—04:00 p.m. CET (01:00 p.m.—03:00 p.m. UTC/GMT)

Prior registration is required for participation. To register, please use the link below.

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VDMA Webtalk on technologies for fine gauge fabrics in the circular knitting industry

The next VDMA technology webtalk is scheduled for February 17 (2-4 pm CET) and will focus on “Technologies for fine gauge fabrics in the circular knitting industry”.

Circular knitted fabrics in fine gauges are used in sportswear, home wear as well as in underwear and lingerie. They are just as trendy as they are challenging in terms of production. A high-quality fine-touch product requires an optimal combination of yarns, circular knitting machines, needles and dyeing.

The speakers and their topics at a glance:

Wolfgang Mueller, Mayer & Cie., will talk about the challenges that fine-gauge circular knitting entails. He will also present an optimal fine-gauge set-up for circular knitting machines. Yarn selection, yarn feeding, stitch formation and takedown are the four key factors for a premium product in the knitting process.

Roland Simmendinger, Groz-Beckert, will provide an insight into the high precision technology of circular knitting machine elements. The presentation will illustrate the challenges to knit a high-quality fine gauge fabric.

Ralf H. Stange from company Thies will show solutions when it comes to dyeing of fine gauge circular fabrics.

After the presentations, the experts will be available to answer the participants’ questions. Registration is possible via this link (no participation fee):