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Karl Mayer develops smart clothing

Karl Mayer has developed a new line of functional, warp-knitted textiles and smart, on-trend lingerie and clothing. An ECG shirt for measuring vital signs features integrated sensor technology. The electrically conductive material required is incorporated directly into the textile on the warp knitting machine in the desired arrangement. Warp-knitted textiles have been especially developed to meet the requirements of the sports sector. These include lightweight, stable mesh linings, hardwearing shoe fabrics, stylish four-way-stretch fabrics with breathability and compression characteristics, a variety of tricot fabrics with decorative, striped patterns, and warp-knitted spacer textiles for a range of end uses.

Karl Mayer has developed a warp knitted alternative to conventional knitted fabrics for sportswear manufacturers who rely on jersey fabrics. The soft textiles offer a high degree of elasticity with good recovery, smooth, stable edges with no tendency to curl for free-cut style and a wonderful, flowing fall – just like their knitted counterparts. And 4D knit solutions illustrate what can be achieved with double-bar raschel technology for 3D warp-knitted textiles. With their unique, three-dimensional, cushioning construction, these voluminous fabrics offer a new level of design potential. Readymade panels, e.g. entire back components for use in midlayer jackets, can be produced, as well as imaginative designs with pronounced sculptured effects, and combinations of 4D effects and breathable openings.

 

 
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