Encouraged by the feedback from its weft-inserted, warp-knitted textiles at the January ’19 edition of Heimtextil fair in Frankfurt, Karl Mayer has further optimised its machine technology for producing fine, fashionable, net curtain fabrics by launching the TM Weft Machine
With its finer gauge, this tricot machine with weft insertion is designed to produce fashionable embroidery grounds. Delicate veil-like fabrics with lustrous effects produced by the shimmering yarns can be produced, as well as filigree fabrics with subtle linear designs. This uniform look is based on working different stitch densities and a specific pattern. The TM Weft works a combination of a pillar stitch, inlay and magazine weft to produce unconventional embroidery grounds. The yarn, which is incorporated over the entire working width, creates a different look and guarantees crosswise stability, which prevents undesirable elongation when the fabric is rotated about an angle of 90° for use as net curtains.
The Weft.Fashion TM 3 is an efficient tricot machine featuring weft insertion in line with the stitches for producing medium- weight home textiles. The machine delivers an exceptional cost:benefit ratio, runs extremely reliably, and is easy to operate. It is available in a gauge of E 24 and with a working width of 132". Net curtain lengths of up to 3.25 m can be worked. The first machines will be delivered at the end this year to a development partner for carrying out practical trials. Production machines will be available for delivery in 2020.