Distinguished in sustainability Mayer & Cie. presents spinitsystems technology at ITMA Asia

At this year’s ITMA Asia, to be held from 15 to 19 October in combination with the CITME, Mayer & Cie. (MCT) will present three machines. Along with the OVJA 1.6 EE 3/2 WT and the OVJA 2.4 EC the manufacturer will exhibit a Spinit 3.0 E in Shanghai. The spinitsystems technology, which is put to use in this machine, sets standards in  terms of sustainability. For producing single jersey fabric, it requires significantly fewer resources as well as less energy and space than the conventional process. That significantly reduces a t‐shirt’s carbon footprint. Just recently, the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) awarded this Mayer & Cie. technology with a Climate and Environment Innovation Prize (IKU).

“We are the first manufacturer to have dared to merge spinning, cleaning and knitting in one machine,” says Michael A. Tuschak, in charge of spinitsystems marketing and sales. “That brings about several advantages, both from the environmental and process technology perspective.”

 Environmental benefit: Less CO2, less energy, fewer resources Normally, yarn is processed into a textile fabric on the circular knitting machines of the long established manufacturer Mayer & Cie.

The yarn comes from a spinning mill, where it is manufactured in a complex and energy‐intensive process. The new Mayer & Cie. spinning and knitting machine, in contrast, does not wait for the finished yarn to arrive from the spinning mill; it uses roving and is thereby able to combine in one machine, the Spinit 3.0 E, the previously strictly separate processes of spinning and knitting.

It also handles the cleaning process. Several other machines such as the ring spinning machine are no longer needed, reducing the space required by about a third. The process takes less time, reducing the amount of energy required to about two thirds of what the conventional manufacturing process uses – with a positive effect on the carbon dioxide balance.

The spinning and knitting machine also helps to save valuable cotton. Leftover roving on the spools is not waste; it can be sent straight back to the spinning mill where it is once again processed into roving.

Process optimisation: Shorter manufacturing process, lower investment costs

„spinitsystems is a fine example of how well sustainability and process optimisation can complement each other“, says Michael A. Tuschak. „A textile manufacturer profits from a shorter production process just as much as the environment.” Choosing spinitsystems means lower machine investment, because a Spinit 3.0 E replaces several machines. That leads to both lower personnel and space requirements.

 

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