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Warp Knitting/​Crochet

Karl Mayer targets Indian clothing market

Karl Mayer offers Rascheltronic machines for producing stretch and non-stretch fabrics, which are suitable for the production of traditional Indian saris.

20th September 2017

Knitting Industry
 |  Obertshausen

Knitted Outerwear, Intimate Apparel, Sports/​Activewear

The Indian textiles industry is increasingly focusing on synthetic fibres. By processing versatile polymer-based yarn materials, warp knitting is greatly on the rise. “In particular, when manufacturing lavish lace articles and light, patterned apparel fabrics, the Indian warp knitting mills are setting new trends by using modern raschel machines and creative ideas,” says Karl Mayer.

A leading German warp knitting machinery manufacturer offers its Rascheltronic range of high-speed jacquard raschel machines for producing stretch and non-stretch fabrics, which are suitable for the production of traditional Indian saris, as well as of upbeat fashion styles.

The range includes RSJ 4/1 raschel machine with jacquard patterning for producing high-stretch fabrics, RSJ 5/1 machine for producing high-stretch fabrics with simple functional zones, and RSJ 5/1 machine for producing fabrics with complex functional zones. All three are designed for applications in intimate apparel and lingerie, sportswear, and outerwear.

What can be done with this equipment shows a collection of sophisticated clothing fabrics made by Karl Mayer’s own product developers. “Especially for the Indian apparel market we have developed rigid Rascheltronic articles with a lace-like, filigree design and country-specific motifs,” explained Stefan Gross from Karl Mayer’s creative section.

Delicately patterned fabrics produced on Karl Mayer’s RSJ 4/1 machine open up new design options. © Karl Mayer

When producing the warp-knitted articles, the Rascheltronic was equipped with one ground guide bar and the Jacquard bar. Both knitting elements processed polyamide, a material which ensures a soft, silky touch and, thus, a pleasant wearing comfort on the skin.

“However, the fabric not only impresses with its look and feel, but also with its extremely high production efficiency,” the company comments. The RSJ 4/1 in a gauge of E 28 used for this purpose, operates at a rotational speed of up to 1,450 min-1.

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