Textile-reinforced concrete is the theme of Karl Mayer’s presentation at Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt from May 9th to 12th.
In stand 3.0/E 18, visitors can expect to see an impressive display focusing on textile-reinforced concrete and functional clothing for the sports and athleisure sectors.
Karl Mayer Technische Textilien GmbH (Technical Textiles) offers the RS MSUS-G weft-insertion warp knitting machine for producing fabrics that are used in innovative ways for reinforcing concrete. This high-speed raschel machine with weft insertion in line with the stitch courses can produce heavy carbon-fiber grids.
The fabrics produced on the machines can be used to reinforce composite materials used for concrete construction, as well as plastic composites. Here, ready-consolidated, fiber-thermoplastic, semi-finished products, or so-called organic sheets, have been gaining greater importance in recent years.
According to Jochen Schmidt, Managing Director of Karl Mayer Technische Textilien, the concept of fiber spreading is also becoming a hot topic. Before they are joined to the plastic matrix, the fiber tapes are spread using Karl Mayer’s UD 500 and UD 700 fiber spreading machines. These two machines have already made a name for themselves among manufacturers of composites for use in the preliminary stages of multiaxial textile production.