Karl Mayer: Fabrics with discrete shaping pow...
Karl Mayer

Fabrics with discrete shaping power

(Source: Karl Mayer)
(Source: Karl Mayer)

The restrictions on our freedom of movement due to the corona virus pandemic has had far-reaching consequences – including physical ones. Hitting the gym is an option but shaping underwear can also help.


Chic warp knitted textiles can be produced for this purpose on the Rascheltronic from Karl Mayer Group, Obertshausen/Germany. The latest model of high-performance jacquard raschel machine – the RSJ 4/1EL, 195ʺ, was used to create a new collection of items offering high performance. They feature a high-impact all-over pattern with subtle sculptural motifs, are soft to the touch, comfortable to wear and offer a gentle shaping function thanks to their special stress-strain behavior.

For production, a textured polyamide (PA) high filament yarn and elastane were processed – the latter in a relatively high proportion and by means of a 2 needle overlap instead of the usual one by one lap. This lends the fabric more strength and enhances the plastic effects of the pattern. Furthermore, the elastane fixing in the textile structure is supported, thus improving the possibility to cut freely, and the fabric can easily be used without seams. Despite the 2-needle-overlap, the fabrics are relatively lightweight: the surface weight is approx. 180 g/m².

The fashionable fabrics can also be produced on all other models of the Rascheltronic series.

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