KARL MAYER now offers capability to produce seersucker-effect fabrics on warp knitting machines. The advance was enabled using a type HKS 4-M EL in E 28 high-performance tricot machine and a polyamide winding yarn with an elastance core. The gauge of the textured PU/PA yarn is dtex 110 f 24, with the material tensioned in GB 1 and GB 2 in order to create the effect. The surface structure and elastic properties can both be changed by lapping the wrapping yarn differently. The surface structure and elastic properties can both be changed by lapping the wrapping yarn differently. The possibilities were explored when implementing various sample series at the end of last year. During further trials in March 2020, Melanie Bergmann, a textile technology product developer with KARK MAYER, also influenced the elasticity, as well as the flatness and the characteristics of the 3D effects using different threadings.
These new fabrics, with a versatile, moving surface design, enable warp knitting companies to effectively expand their production repertoire, according to KARL MAYER. The company sees potential for clothing and home textile manufacturers. Warp knitting is generally highly efficient compared to many other surface forming processes and results in products that neither pull stitches nor fray at the edges.