Magazine March 2017

The textile world at a glance: From staple fiber needle punch line to service

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Promising DOMOTEX 2017

Fair organizers register 1,409 exhibitors from 60 countries

The DOMOTEX in Hanover that ended on 17 January was one of the most successful ever. The leading international trade fair for carpeting and floor coverings is a generator of ideas for business, fashion and innovation, a role confirmed by the 1,409 exhibitors from 60 countries and a contingent of quality international visitors - about 70% came from abroad. Groz-Beckert was also present at this major fair.

Creativity, cutting-edge materials and intelligent solutions were on display as the DOMOTEX showed off the sector's latest trends: in addition to standard structured surfaces and patterns, carpets with exceptionally soft surfaces for the home and carpet tiles for professional use continue to enjoy popularity.

To produce soft-as-silk carpet surfaces, soft-fiber yarns with extremely fine single filaments (low DPF yarns) are used. These soft-fiber yarns place high demands on the cutting performance of tufting tools ─ standard tools are not up to the task. Groz-Beckert presented the appropriate customized solutions.

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Groz-Beckert displayed the Cut Pile Looper with Loop Control®.for working with soft-fiber yarns at the DOMOTEX. The Loop Control® option securely holds each loop in the cutting area and cuts it in one stroke. The result is a uniform rug surface.

The market segment "carpet tiles" is again trending upwards after the years prior to 2017. At the DOMOTEX Groz-Beckert presented its proven tufting system for the manufacture of carpet tiles. The synchronized components achieve a uniform fabric appearance and moreover provide one-of-a-kind price/performance ratio.

Tufting systems for different applications

Providing support for the right tool configuration is a key element of Groz-Beckert's range of services. Would you like to reap the benefits of our special know-how? Get in touch with the Groz-Beckert experts, who will be glad to assist you with preparation and application.

  • Did you know?

    The Groz-Beckert SC (System Cut) reaches 20 times the tool life of the standard version. This means that the knife during this time performs about 50 million cutting cycles.