Multibar raschel machines with a working width of 210" are premiered in India


KARL MAYER unveils its Multibar Lace series in India at one of its customers, Tee Pee Textiles, which is part of Zenith Silk Mills PVT Ltd., in Surat, on 26.05.2014

The ML series of raschel machines is setting the standard in the fashion sector, as well as in the production of traditional garments. With their gauge of E 24, these machines are catering for the continuing trend for light, delicate plain fabrics and lace. In a working width of 210″, these best-selling machines from KARL MAYER are a must for producing saris in particular. The first wide-width multibar raschel machine was delivered to India recently – to the warp knitting mill, Tee Pee Textiles, in Surat, in the state of Gujarat. Tee Pee Textiles and KARL MAYER are inviting any company that is interested to the inauguration and demonstration of this new machine on 26 May. KARL MAYER is expecting customers to attend from all over India. The Managing Director, Arno Gärtner, and Oliver Mathews, the Sales Director of the Warp Knitting Business Unit, will welcome the guests.

During the demonstration, the ML machine will be producing two different sari fabrics, each consisting of four panels next to each other in a gauge of E 24.

Highly productive with a width of 210″

The machines in the ML series have an excellent cost:benefit ratio. At a width of 134″, they can reach speeds of up to 900min-1, and the machines having a width of 210″ are extremely productive, especially when producing sari fabrics – four 50″-wide fabric panels can be produced next to each other simultaneously. The workingwidth of 210″is therefore ideal for producing this traditional Indian style of dress (Fig. 1).

In addition to being fast, the multibar raschel machines are also user-friendly, accurate and flexible. The pattern can be changed with very little time and effort. This enables customers to produce even small batches efficiently, and react quickly to changing market trends.

Traditional Indian designs on tulle net – the recipe for success when producing saris

The fabrics produced on the Multibar Lace machines are delicate and more or less open, and feature continuous net grounds. The pattern elements, which are usually floral and decorative, are worked into the ground in sweeping lines to create striking effects. Typical of sari production are simple tulle grounds and, for example, Paisley patterns with sequin embroidery or large decorative flowers and leaves with a folklore look. The panels can be decorated with a narrow, curved border – to produce an attractive hem without the need for any making-up.