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Karl Mayer’s RJ 5/1 offers improved price-performance ratio

Leading German machine builder launches Raschel machine made in China for China

27th February 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Obertshausen

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Karl Mayer’s new RJ 5/1 offers improved price-performance ratio. © Karl Mayer.

Karl Mayer’s new RJ 5/1 offers improved price-performance ratio and is attracting a lot of attention in China.

With the new machine Karl Mayer says it brings fresh impetus to the market of patterned Raschel fabrics in China. The newcomer with the designation RJ 5/1 was launched at an in-house show held at Karl Mayer (CHINA) during ShanghaiTex, 2019, where it was a real crowd puller, Karl Mayer says.

The highly efficient model is catching manufacturers’ attention, especially due to its excellent value for money. “Offering attractive acquisition costs, the RJ 5/1 is more productive than comparable competitor products. Moreover, the machine has a highly stable and very precise machine run. The textiles produced on this machine impress by their outstanding quality. Featuring trendy designs and a style that minimizes making-up, the possible products of the RJ 5/1 are tailored to the needs of the Chinese market,” Karl Mayer explains.

With this machine, which is produced locally at Karl Mayer (CHINA), Product Manager, Kriss Wang, wants to address domestic customers belonging to the commodity market. He sees great potential for modernization projects in particular. “We submit a cost-efficient offer especially to those RSJ users, who want to modernize their factories,” explains Wang.

The patterning portfolio of the RJ 5/1 machine includes traditional fabrics from the RSJ sector such as charmeuse, made with three guide bars, as well as elastic and rigid power net constructions.

“With its enormous design possibilities, the new development encourages especially the current seamless trend. Back and front parts with opaque areas, lace-like tapes and contouring for making-up are made in one piece, directly during fabric production,” Karl Mayer explains.

“Leg openings and arm holes of the free-cut article do not have to be seamed. Only very few seams are required for closing the styles during the final processing.”

“One example was shown during the in-house show at Karl Mayer (CHINA). In the course of the machine presentation, a 130 inch model produced a swimwear fabric in a gauge of E 32, with a lot of chic and easy make-up. Even the Karl Mayer lettering was seamlessly integrated into the eye-catching element ensemble,” the company concludes.

Availability from the first quarter 2020. The RJ 5/1 has been available since the Chinese New Year, in gauges E32 and E28 and in a working width of 130 inches.

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