Jakob Müller AG

Jakob Müller AG
Systems and Solutions
for Narrow Fabrics
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Product samples – the idea workshop for narrow fabric samples.

Jakob Müller AG employs new narrow fabric samples for the development of fresh applications for Müller technology. Around 1,000 examples of such samples are available. 

For more information regarding our samples, please contact us 

Elastic drawstring

This sample is employed as a drawstring in a variety of clothing applications. The arched surface structure is only visible when the string is loose and prevents it from sliding backwards when in use. The drawstring’s extremely high level of elasticity derives from a 78 dtex Lycra® covering. The drawstring shown here was woven on an NF53 8/27 needle loom using the Z6 weaving system.      

Low slip cord

This elasticated cord serves as an eye-catching application on children’s outdoor clothing such as anorak hoods, or as trendy laces in fashionable footwear. The woven-in bulges prevent the loops from opening once they have been tied. This effect is created through a combination of HE type polyamide filament yarns (PA) with a Lycra® exterior covering. The cord was manufactured on an NH2M 53 4/27 needle loom using the I weaving system.       

Tartan ribbon

Ribbons with a tartan pattern mimic the kilt, the main item in Scottish national costume. In its current form, this knee-length skirt dates back to the 18th century and although used initially as a wrapping around the 4 o’clock tea biscuits, ribbon with a tartan pattern quickly spread around the world as gift packaging, hair bows for young girls, flower binding and other applications. This pattern was woven on an NH2 53 4/42 SNO4B needle loom with open weft needles and a free choice of weft thread sequences. Weft colour selection on this machine takes place via the first four heald shafts via a specially designed weft thread guide.   

Men’s underwear tape

This 40mm-wide elastic tape is manufactured in raw white. Its upper and lower layers consist of polyamide filament yarn (PA), while the lettering is composed of polyester filament yarn (PES). The light and dark effect is created through the colouring of the PA with acid dye in an MFR4 S dying machine. The PES is not coloured by this dye, but merely becomes slightly darker. The tape was produced on an NHJM2 53 6/42 needle loom using the I weaving system.  

Spacer fabrics

Spacer fabrics are characterised by an upper and lower layer, as well as a connecting spacer thread system. Such fabrics are suitable as reinforcement in lightweight composite materials, or technical building materials through which gases or liquids are conducted. The desired compressive stability is attained by the employment of PA monofilaments with a diameter of 0.20 mm. This narrow fabric was produced on an NH2 53 8/27 needle loom using the Z6 weaving system.      

Labels with jeans effect and contrasting neon colour

This high-quality label is woven in jeans style and as a contrast contains a PES 330 SNTR T440 neon weft yarn. The jeans label uses a >330 dtex weft thread and for the weaving of weft yarns with yarn counts higher than 200 dtex, we recommend our Fancy and Heavy Yarn Set, which is a machine option for the feeding of weft threads of between 200 and 1,400 dtex. The extremely fine label selvedges are obtained by means of a MÜSONIC3 ultrasonic cutting machine. 

Non-elastic safety harness belt

In the field of occupational safety so-called safety harnesses are becoming increasingly important. Harnesses form part of the fall arrest system and absorb the forces that occur in the event of a fall and distribute these over those parts of the body that have the necessary stability. The connection between the body-worn harness and the securing point of the safety device is non-elastic shock absorber belt, which usually consists of a two-layer belt, which is alternately open and closed. In the closed part, the layers are connected by pile threads (binding threads). In the event of a fall, the pile threads break apart in a defined manner, thereby reducing the fall speed and absorbing the corresponding forces. Gentle braking prevents potential injuries. The non-elastic fall arrest belt is usually used in combination with the elastic fall arrest belt. The belt was woven on a needle loom type NFRE with system Z10 / S3.

Elastic safety harness belt

In the field of occupational safety, so-called safety harnesses are becoming increasingly important. Harnesses form part of the fall arrest system and absorb the forces that occur in the event of a fall and distribute them over those parts of the body that have the necessary stability. The connection between the body-worn body harness and the anchorage point of the safety device forms an elastic fall-arresting belt, which usually consists of a two-ply belt, which is woven with a smooth and a wavy part and contains very strong rubber threads in the chain. In the event of a fall, the corrugated part expands to full extension, thereby reducing the fall velocity and absorbing the corresponding forces. Gentle braking prevents potential injuries. The elastic shock absorber belt is usually used in combination with the non-elastic fall damper belt. The belt was woven on a needle loom type NFRE ED.

For special requirements, these straps can also be used as narrow-width-narrow variants, for which the needle loom type NFRE Y2 ED is available.

Welt tape

The industry employs welt tapes for purposes such as the provision of the edges of upholstery with an attractive optical appearance, or protection against damage. They are suitable for the binding of all types of textiles and awning materials, and in the past were generally manufactured by means of braiding. However, using a modified version of the Z3 weaving system, it is now possible to produce them on a needle loom and thus enjoy high productivity. In the standard Z3 loom, both weft threads are knitted together by means of a latch needle on the right-hand side of the fabric, but in the modified system the upper weft thread slides on the lower weft needle to the left up to the cord of the welt tape. The cord only works in a half stroke and is thus tied in by the upper weft thread. 

Brake tape (entered in the utility model register!)

During weaving from warp beams, these must be either slowed by braking or driven via the motor-transmission combination. This is necessary in order to ensure that the required tensile force is generated in the warp thread. In particular, numerous part warp beams are employed in narrow fabric weaving for the various thread systems and for economic reasons, in this field the braking of the warp beam is carried out mainly by a brake tape or cord and shoe. For this purpose the warp beams have a groove on the warp beam disk through which the braking element runs. The braking element shown here with integrated loops for part warp beams consists of several closed layers and has zones at both ends in which the layers are open in a looped form. The tape can be employed for a variety of warp beam diameters, is easy and quick to install, and when in use prevents jolting of the warp beam. The brake tape was woven on an NH2 53 8/27 needle loom.     

Sustainable elastic underwear tapes

As opposed to the standard elastic tapes used in men’s underwear, which contain polyester filament yarns, this tape employs an Nm 20/2 count spun fibre yarn made from TENCEL® micro- fibres, which are manufactured by Lenzing AG in Austria. Lenzing, which is the world’s leading supplier of regenerated cellulose fibres, is well-known for its environment-friendly, corporate policies and the raw materials for the regenerated fibres are obtained exclusively from domestic beech wood in a process that has no environmental impact. Fibre regeneration takes place in a closed system, whereby virtually all the solvents used can be recovered. In particular, this product stands out due to its extremely soft feel and gentleness on the skin. The tape was woven on an NHJM2 53 4/66 jacquard needle loom.      

Pocket tape with drawstring

This tape is manufactured on an NH2 53 2/130 needle loom with (theoretically) unlimited repeat lengths and allows the transverse production of pockets of various sizes, which are simply secured by a woven-in drawstring. The finished tape was produced using various Müller machines, weaving having been followed by ink jet direct printing with a MÜPRINT MDP2 E. Finally, the tape was either cut to the required length on a UV40-G220/H slitting machine, or wound up on an HW EFA winder.

Wide-narrow-wide-tape (Y-tape)

Tapes with variable widths for bags and rucksacks have become indispensible. They are manufactured on the NFRE42 4/42 Y2 ED machine, which owing to the electronic control of the reed stroke, permits the realisation of variable tape width. 940 dtex polyamide filament yarn was used for the tape below.

Men’s underwear tape

As opposed to standard elastic tapes for men’s underwear, which employ a polyester filament yarn, in this case the tape is produced using a spun Nm 201/2 fibre yarn made from Micro TENCEL® fibres manufactured by Lenzing AG, Austria. An extremely soft feel and outstanding skin-friendliness represent the outstanding characteristics of this yarn, which is woven on an NHJM2 53 4/66 jacquard needle loom.       

Compression bandages in large widths

Elastic narrow fabrics with a monofilament in the weft are in demand in the medical sector as compression bandages. However, large widths are essential for the human body and these can best be manufactured on needle looms such as our NF80 2/310.

The base material for the bandages consists of polyester filament yarn with 167 dtex x 2 and compression is generated through its combination with elastic Lycra® 940 warp threads. Hook and eye fasteners are suitable for closing the bandage.

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