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Karl Mayer enables warp knitting

Fabrics for business and casual shirts can be produced on the Karl Mayer HKS 3-M high-speed tricot machine in a gauge of E 28. A fine polyester yarn is processed by ground guide bar GB 1 to form a tricot lapping and the GB 3 produces a 2 x 1 lapping with a thicker polyester yarn. With a partial weft lapping made from cotton in-between, the GB 2 is responsible for producing a soft, silky feel.

Also jackets can be manufactured from a fabric produced on an HKS 3-M in a gauge of E 28. The stretch is perfect for producing comfortable jacket fabrics. Textured yarns and the fabric construction also make another contribution to elasticity. This construction produces an unusual elastic recovery behavior for warp-knitted textiles not containing elastane and has already been used successfully to produce tracksuits.

Warp-knitted textiles with a woven look are conquering the world of men’s fashion. Jackets, trousers and shirts made from these practical fabrics are often mistaken for woven products, but they offer better easy-care and performance properties. Warp-knitted fabrics are crease-resistant and machine washable and they dry quickly. By using clever patterning and selected yarns, they can also be made up into items with comfort stretch, which deliver freedom of movement and a perfect fit.