Karl Mayer has released new 4D-KNIT generation of warp knitted fabrics, which now put aside the prevailing challenges and open up previously unknown possibilities in design and product development.
The main features of the fabrics are its distinctive relief-like surface designs which are made using double bar raschel technique of Karl Mayer machine. An RDPJ 6/2 EL with a clever guide bar arrangement and technical configuration are the key behind the formation of these fabrics.
According to Karl Mayer, the double needle bar raschel machine does not produce a classic spacer textile with monofilaments for spacing, but the space between the cover surfaces is filled with a bulked yarn.
Additionally, differently shrinking yarns are processed in intelligent combinations on the front and rear side of the warp knitted textiles and different lapping techniques are used.
This phenomenon further leads to high-low effects with differentiated markedness during the finishing process. The hole patterns can be seamlessly incorporated into the textiles.
Markedly, the insulating effect is achieved in the garment (athleisure jacket as shown in the cover image) with air and yarn material to fill plastic structure. The filament yarns are enclosed by the dense fabric on the surfaces.