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4D-KNIT articles by Karl Mayer are light and soft

Jul 15, 2021
4D-KNIT articles by Karl Mayer are light and soft


With the help of its 4D-KNIT, KARL MAYER has been able to redefine the concept of warp-knitted spacer fabrics. This term depicts a completely new generation of spacer textiles. These spacer textiles are based on the construction of conventional 3D warp knitted fabrics but are different from traditional designs. The spacer layer is different, and the space between the lower and upper is filled with bulked yarns. This is done to achieve unprecedented effects in design and performance. The two surfaces can also have relief designs, with individual dimensions and placements along with two-tone colouring and breathable mesh zones. A wide variety of pieces is possible, depending upon the filling and the design of the plastic motifs. The customers can choose from cozy padded jackets to breathable textiles. These new warp-knitted spacer fabrics are produced on an RDPJ 6/2 EL FB. The product developers by Karl Mayer have produced the first 4D-KNIT products on a jacquard double needle bar machine in E28.  

It is seen that Material processed in a gauge of E 28 is used in the production of sportswear items. This fabric that is being skilfully threaded in on the machine is light-weight and soft to touch. Also, the design is chic and functional. The RDPJ 6/2 EL FB, with the help of its two jacquard bars, makes the front side and the back side of the top seem like a single piece. It also has a 3-dimensional and functional bulky form. This includes every sophisticated design detail as well. These design details allow contours to mark the cut edges. The machines are well-equipped with flat bars for segmentation and under-padded relief patterns with small-format geometric motifs. There are open mesh parts as well. Any kind of unpleasant stickiness caused by sweat can be minimized by the small repeat of high-low effects. It also reduces the fabric’s contact area on the skin. The breathable mesh areas with sufficiently large openings and built-in elastic zones are ensured by sport and leisure fabrics as they offer freedom of movement.

According to Yuji Yamamoto, Regional Product Owner for double needle bar raschel machines, KARL MAYER, the apparel sector can be highly benefitted from these new 4D-KNIT fabrics. He wants fashion and sportswear manufacturers to use the new series. He also said that a high level of wear comfort is offered by the soft and low weight fabric. According to him the yarn material in the spacing also offers good insulating properties as there is a very low discharge of microplastic particles as the company doesn’t use raising or brushing processes.

Source – Press release of "Karl Mayer"

Image Source: Press release of "Karl Mayer"

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