Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH (ZKS), a Peppermint Group company, develops and produces high-quality and innovative special yarn solutions for the global market.

High-tech spinning plant

Our areas of expertise are the corporate, protection, mobility, industrial, interior and fashion industries. Collaborating with the Peppermint Group leads to synergies that benefit our partners.

We see ourselves as a centre of excellence for complex and innovative yarn solutions. Our products range from classic wool and wool blend yarns to high-tech yarns with clearly defined requirements profiles for their use in the final product.

Great variety of fibres and filaments

Partnerships with Kermel, Kanecaron, Lenzing FR, PyroTex, Teijin (Technora, Twaron, Conex)
60% of raw materials used are wool-based
Polyester and polyamide (standard and HT)
Viscose, Tencel, acrylic and elastane
Recycled and biodegradable synthetic fibres
Special fibres such as meta and para-aramids, viscose FR, anti-static and steel, PyroTex, modacrylic and silicone

Technologies

We provide a combination of the most state-of-the art spinning technologies with fully automated dyeworks. Based on this we continually design new grades of yarn and carry out special developments with our clients and suppliers. Here close contact with universities, institutes and associations as well as external testing laboratories are very important to us.

Long staple (80–120 mm) – Technology
Long staple (80–120 mm) – Technology

Long staple (80–120 mm) – Technology

Simple yarns, two-for-one twisted yarn stable and elastic, Siro-spun yarns stable and elastic, core yarns table and elastic, compact yarns stable and elastic, Siro-spun compact yarns stable and elastic

Short staple (50–60 mm) – Technology
Short staple (50–60 mm) – Technology

Short staple (50–60 mm) – Technology

Simple yarns, two-for-one twisted yarn stable and elastic, core-spun yarns stable and elastic

Top dyeing
Top dyeing

Top dyeing

Cross-wound package dyeworks, loose stock dyeing, dyeing of almost all fibre yarns, certified dyeing according to IVN best, GOTS, wools with Superwash and Total Easy Care as well as chlorine-free finishing and flame retardant properties in the area of mobility (incineration test)

Mobility

In the area of mobility, our yarns are used for making fabrics for aeroplane, bus, train and car seat covers. They guarantee the required durability, abrasion resistance, light-fastness, colour-fastness and flame retardancy of the fabrics.

Protection

For the protection industry we develop and produce functional yarns for the highest technical demands according to predetermined safety standards and client specifications.

Interior

The interior and object industry is characterised by highly durable smooth and effect yarns with ultimate resistance, with or without flame retardant properties depending on whether they are to be used in private surroundings, in offices or in public buildings and also theatres and hotels.

Fashion

In the classic fashion segment, weaving and knitting yarns are produced for international women’s and men’s apparel.

Industry

Yarns for industrial usage pose the greatest challenges for natural and synthetic raw materials as well as the specifically adapted spinning technologies.

Corporate

Together with our clients, we create individual yarn solutions for corporate and work clothing. Our expertise combines the high requirements of durability and comfort with fashionable appeal.

The strength is in the fibre. Determining filament performance first.

Strong partnerships in the areas of raw materials and machine technology as well as with our clients are essential for us to create innovations and to continually improve quality.

How do we do it? We listen to our clients and strive to develop new products together that are perfectly tailored to their personal demands and requirements.

To this end, our product development team monitors international developments and advances new ideas.

TRIWITEX®
A Peppermint Innovation

Wool is made extra durable thanks to our revolutionary TRIWITEX® technology!

With our unique covering system, we can significantly improve the wear and care properties of wool whilst retaining its original, valuable characteristics. With TRIWITEX® the filament is on the fibre material. This creates yarns with improved tear and abrasion resistance that achieve very good pilling values. This method gives us brand-new core yarns!

FLAME & FUNCTION

We go to extremes to be the best!

Fibre blends for the first layer in the area of performance clothing: Flame & Function offers a wool blend with modacrylic, meta-aramid or PyroTex. The resulting yarn is used for close-fitting applications. The blends combine the temperature-regulating properties of wool with the good FR characteristics, high level of stability and good durability of the performance fibres used. 

Experience and team spirit for your success

Our highly motivated team will gladly answer all your questions on textile products.

Beate Wilms
Beate Wilms

Beate Wilms

Managing Director Sales

+49 37603 52528-0

Hans-Joachim Gierse
Hans-Joachim Gierse

Hans-Joachim Gierse

Managing Director Operations

Kerstin Schettler
Kerstin Schettler

Kerstin Schettler

Assistant Sales Department

+49 37603 525-250

Matthias Schulz
Matthias Schulz

Matthias Schulz

Purchasing / Sales Manager

+49 37603 525-236
+49 172 3743220

Antje Seidel
Antje Seidel

Antje Seidel

Assistant Sales Department

+49 37603 525-252

Beate Rogsch
Beate Rogsch
Angela Karpe
Angela Karpe

Angela Karpe

Assistant Sales Department

+49 37603 525-265

Steffen Lüdemann
Steffen Lüdemann

Steffen Lüdemann

Head of Innovation & Technology

Ludger Budde
Ludger Budde

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Address

Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH
Schneeberger Straße 135
08112 Wilkau-Haßlau

 

Phone

+49 37603 525 0