Karl Mayer Opens New R&D Center for Denim in Italy

On November 14th and 15th, Karl Mayer Rotal expanded its denim center with an in-house show for its customers and celebrated at the same time the 50th anniversary of its establishment.

The brand new competence center features a GreenDye pilot installation, academy, show room and meeting rooms in an area covering 500 m². The expansion offers customers new opportunities to make their production more efficient and sustainable, as demonstrated by an event program that included a factory tour, machinery show and specialist presentations.

Around thirty-four representatives from international customers attended the in-house show in Mezzolombardo. The guests were particularly impressed by the 13-meter-long pilot installation. The equipment is used to simulate environment-friendly and efficient nitrogen dyeing technology in real-life conditions on a scale of 1:10.

Karl Mayer Rotal stands out especially for its comprehensive service. “The customers can come to us with their yarn. We dye and warp it, and working with our Italian partners, we then turn it into woven fabrics that are comparable with previous products. I was even able to discuss some specific projects with many guests,” said Stefano Agazzi, Chief of Technology and Products, when summarizing the event’s success.

Front, from left to right: Roland Kohn, President of the BU Warp Preparation, CEO Arno Gärtner and Enzo Paoli, Managing Director at Karl Mayer Rotal, open the new competence center for denim customers