From mattress ticking to spinning and knitting
The Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting three machines at this year’s ITM International Textile Machinery fair in Istanbul from 14 to 17 April. The company’s aim is to highlight its products and its corporate philosophy in a convincing display. Premium manufacturer Mayer & Cie. is featuring the Relanit 3.2 HS and the D4 2.2 II, both of which are established machines, while the OVJA 2.4 EM is a new addition to the MCT product range in the mattress ticking segment. An info stand will present the latest innovation, spinitsystems spinning and knitting technology.
“’Traditionally one step ahead’ is one of our company’s central guidelines,” says Wolfgang Müller, head of sales and marketing at Mayer & Cie. “We go to great effort to maintain our lead that we have earned in more than 100 years of company history. That enables us to offer our customers tried and tested, state-of-the-art technologies while at the same time constantly developing completely new approaches such as, for example, spinitsystems technology.”
Well-known bestsellers for a strong sales market
The Relanit 3.2 HS that Mayer & Cie. is exhibiting in Istanbul is one of the company’s most popular models. It is the latest member of the Relanit family of machines that use relative technology. This technology, 30 years old this year, is characterised by gentle yarn processing and high productivity. Knitting pure cotton, the Relanit 3.2 HS with a 30-inch diameter reaches a speed of up to 50 rpm, i.e. speedfactor 1,500. Also, when knitting elastomer yarns, the machine is both impressively fast and highly reliable. “In Turkey,” says sales manager Müller, “demand for Relanit machines has always been very strong. The Relanit 3.2 HS enables us to continue writing this success story.”
Thanks to its many fields of application and exceptional fabric quality, D4 2.2 II enjoys wide international popularity, too. It offers highest quality for rib, interlock and 8-lock-structures. Using an especially developed conversion kit, D4 2.2 II produces spacer fabric of a unique quality. The range of applications for which D4 2.2 II produces the desired fabrics include underwear, sports- and leisurewear just as much as lining for shoes and decoration.
Mayer & Cie. is exhibiting open-width frame versions of all three machines at the ITM. The OVJA 2.4 EM will be on show in a raised frame, for fabric rolls of up to a diameter of 600 mm. This is due to mattress cover fabrics’ generally higher material thickness.
New machine for a potent niche market
The OVJA 2.4 EM is a new machine designed especially for the mattress ticking market’s changing demands. It focusses on maximising output of standard mattress cover fabrics. The machine achieves this goal by combining a higher number of feeders (2.4 per inch) and a higher speed (up to 25 rpm with
38 ‘’). The machine is based on the tried and trusted OVJA 2.4 E. Although OVJA 2.4 EM focuses on maximising production, it still offers a wide range of mattress cover designs. Thanks to its single needle selection, design changes can be done quickly. The result is a highly productive, easy-to-handle machine that promises to meet the requirements of Turkish Mayer & Cie. customers in respect of quality, productivity and profitability.
New opportunities with spinitsystems
The spinitsystems team will have an info stand in Istanbul at which to present its innovation and explain the opportunities that it opens up for customers. Mayer & Cie. sees good prospects on the Bosporus for its new technology that combines spinning and knitting in one machine. Turkey is not only the home of a highly developed textile industry but also an important cotton producer. Both points, especially in combination, are important starting points for spinitsystems.
About Mayer & Cie.
Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is a leading international manufacturer of circular knitting machines. The company manufactures the entire range of machines required for making modern textiles. Fabrics for home textiles, sportswear, nightwear and swimwear, seat covers, underwear and technical uses are made on MCT knitting machines.
Founded in 1905, Mayer & Cie. generated sales of EUR 105 million in 2017 with about 500 employees worldwide, according to preliminary figures. In addition to its headquarters in Albstadt, Germany, where around 370 people work, and subsidiaries in China and the Czech Republic, Mayer & Cie. is represented by sales partners in around 80 countries.