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Sports shirt with breathable zones produced on RSJ 5/1 EL

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Apr '10
The fitness trend continues unabated, and goes hand in hand with the attempts of textile specialists to develop new products to improve exercising and training performance.

The warp knitting process is particularly suitable for manufacturing functional sportswear. For example, KARL MAYER's high-speed tricot machines, which are fast and flexible, have become firm favourites in this sector. These high-tech machines can produce a variety of tricot fabrics, and have now been complemented by the addition of a Rascheltronic machine for producing sportswear.

The RSJ 5/1 EL raschel machine was launched onto the market at ITMA 2007, and has been extremely successful since then, especially in the underwear sector. The styles that this machine can produce, which have been designed by KARL MAYER's Development Department, range from patterned foundation wear, through stretch and non-stretch lingerie, to tulle fabrics.

The special features of the RSJ 5/1 EL are that it can produce individually contoured areas in specific locations to suit the final end-use, as well as zones having specific structures. It can also work different stitch densities to produce different levels of stretch. These design options are an absolute 'must' when developing sports textiles; the T-shirt shown here illustrates how these possibilities can be utilised.

The front part features a sporty, ribbed construction having different mesh zones extending in long arcs from the under the arms and across the chest.

The mesh constructions, which alternate between having long, narrow openings and variable openings, provide customised breathability. The openings in the fabric are filled-in with a hatched, filigree pattern made from polyamide yarn. The result is a stable, non-stretch fabric, which transports moisture and ensures that the air can circulate freely. It also feels pleasantly soft and looks good when worn for playing sport.

This perfect combination of dynamic design and function is continued in the construction used for the back. The entire upper section worn next to the body, and the side sections, provide good ventilation thanks to their mesh construction, whereas the dense ribbed construction in the lower part produces an eye-catching effect. The design on the chest shows how the patterning facilities of the RSJ 5/1 EL can be used to produce logos and lettering. The sportsman and his shirt become a team – 'Team One'.

Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH


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