German-based warp knitting solution provider Karl Mayer has unveiled its first series of warp knitted ‘jersey fabric’ that is attracting huge attention from the international lingerie market.
Named ‘Jersey Evolution’ these are the supple next-to-skin fabrics produced on tricot machine HKS 2-S.
This high-performance machine has application to create a lapping design. These fabrics are highly elastic and can be stretched up to 245 per cent while still retaining a high rebound force.
Moreover, the Jersey Evolution fabric provides a smooth surface with flowing drape similar to the circular knitted fabrics.
The knitted jersey goods can be produced highly efficiently as the high performance tricot machine can replace up to 2.5 circular knitting machines. “Compared to circular knitting machines, these key components can be used around six times longer, thus halving the cost per set,” explains company.
The warp knitted fabric is also cheaper as these need less needle replacements compared to the circular knitting machines.
Witnessing the success of its first series of the warp knitted jersey, the company has created a second Jersey which is the part of its recent projects. It is the result of lapping and yarn that are modified to achieve different fabric weight and strength value.
The lapping, variations and patterns are commonly used by Karl Mayer’s customers and they have been proven to be highly effective in the first series.