Groz-Beckert will be presenting its new products and service highlights in hall E5, booth B01 at ITMA Asia.
In the centre of Groz-Beckerts show presence stands the "TexCar" - a Mercedes-Benz E-Class model that was rebuilt so that nearly all of the textiles used in its manufacture were laid open. This exhibit allows a free view of woven and knitted fabric, nonwovens and seams, and demonstrates the diversity of textile applications. The use of textiles goes far beyond the "classics" such as seat covers, carpets and car mats. Also in the safety equipment, e.g. airbag and safety belt, textiles and seams are indispensable. Even under the hood and at the wheels textiles fulfil essential functions.
In the field of knitting, a circular knitting machine made of acryl occupies centre stage. The transparent nature of the machine allows deep insights in the interaction of all components - Groz-Beckert needles, system parts, and cylinder. 14 knitting technologies are shown, among others bodysize, single jersey and double jersey including several jacquard techniques, as well as a unique gauge gradient on a segment of a cylinder from E10 to E50. Another central topic is the improvement of the productivity in the circular knitting process. On-site each exhibition visitor has the chance to have his individual potential in terms of productivity and saving resources calculated. Moreover, the visitor can discover by himself where unused potentials can be found - which can be tapped by the use of precisely fitting high-quality Groz-Beckert products.
In the field of sewing, the central theme is SEWING5. This term refers to Groz-Beckerts comprehensive service plan by which it supports the sewing industry in mastering the challenges in the market - here not only the outstanding product quality and ever more elaborate designs are requested, but also sustainable productivity and efficiency increases play a significant role.
In the field of felting (nonwovens), the focus at ITMA is on specific needle solutions for the automobile industry. The needled nonwovens, visible in the automotive interior, can be structured or flat needled products. Depending on the requirements of the customers in the automobile industry and the application or the desired quality of the end product, different needle types are suitable. The best possible surface quality of flat needled products is achieved with the EcoStar felting needle.