News April 2017

Welcome to Groz-Beckert at the Techtextil and Texprocess 2017

Groz-Beckert is well equipped for the future

Right in line with this year's Techtextil slogan "Connecting the Future", Groz-Beckert is even more bullish on shaping the future in the Knitting sector together with customers and partners. In the foreground at the booth stand customized solutions and a comprehensive approach.

Circular knitting: individual challenges demand individu

The share of technical knitted fabrics manufactured on circular knitting machines is steadily increasing. Economical production is a major advantage of the circular knitting technology. In order to be prepared for changing and in part new challenges in the manufacture of technical textiles, customer-specific solutions are no longer a rarity. New requirements with regard to wear, loads and workability of yarns must be met. Major constituent parts in the implementation of such solutions are the knitting components needles, system parts and cylinders. Specifically for the manufacture of technical articles, these components must work in optimal alignment and perfect harmony. As a renowned manufacturer of high quality needles, system parts and cylinders, Groz-Beckert has adjusted to these market requirements and offers these system solutions from a single source. We would be glad to talk with you in person about your challenges and our solutions – pay us a visit at the Techtextil at our booth F03 in hall 3.0.

Warp knitting: continuous development for high demands

Warp knitting is surely the most successful knitting technology for manufacturing technical textiles and has helped shape this growth market since its beginnings. The technical options provide for great flexibility in product design. Different fabric weights and features combined with a wide variety of materials at high production speeds lead to deep market penetration in almost all areas of technical application. Only the steady development of the loop-forming and yarn-guiding parts of the machines makes it possible to meet these requirements. In addition to machine builders, more and more customers are interested in finding specific solutions for the optimal production of their wares. This has prompted interesting developments in Groz Beckert's portfolio of needle and system parts, where the reduction of wear and friction when processing high-performing fibers often stands front and center.

To be able to offer you comprehensive solutions and perform the required testing of needles and parts, several years ago we started manufacturing different model and module versions. At the Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt we are looking forward to presenting a unique warp knitting machine equipped with a selection of different warp knitting modules. As well as providing detailed insight into the working method of the modules, the exclusive exhibit offers space for discussion and development potentials.

Flat knitting: new paths on familiar ground

All over the world, flat knitting technology is drawing increasing attention in the field of technical textiles. This cross-sector interest has been piqued by high flexibility, short setting periods, and by being the only loop formation technology capable of manufacturing real 3D knitted fabrics without making-up. Ever more requests for customization and tailored manufacture of products in the fields of medicine, the trend to knitted sports shoes and skin-tight functional clothing, smart textiles and the emerging interest in new branches of industry for flat knit fabric have led to high demand at development companies and flat knitting machine manufacturers for new knitting applications and suitable machines. As a producer and development partner, this poses new challenges for us, too. These new flat-knit products, for example, have little in common with traditional knitting. New technical yarns with very different properties, from highly elastic and abrasive to metal and carbon, call for new ideas to measure up to the higher requirements. Many Groz-Beckert products are already being successfully used in this field. We would like to greet you at the Groz-Beckert booth F03 in hall 3.0 at the Techtextil 2017 to continue to accompany you on this exciting journey and support you with optimum, custom-tailored solutions.