Knitted fabrics: technologies, materials and applications

Wefts and knits for interlinings and more

Wefts belong to the knitted fabric group of products and are characterized by multiple loops of yarns, called stitches. They are produced through stitch formation of one or more thread systems. Depending on the bond or material, this process can create inelastic, mono-elastic or bi-elastic textiles.

Functional textiles – from stable to bi-elastic

Circular knit

Circular knit, elastic in all directions

These materials are used in combination with very elastic outer fabrics. Using very fine threads, very light textiles can be produced.

Knits or wefts insertion

Knits or wefts

These materials can made either elastic or stable. With particularly high elasticity in the weft direction, bi-elastic textiles are being ever more widely used. They adapt perfectly to the outer fabric material and increase the wearing comfort of the garment.

Stich reinforced nonwovens

Stitch reinforced nonwovens

To achieve increased stability in the length or machine direction, a stitched fringe is worked in the nonwoven base material . Depending on the used threads and finishing process, textiles with elasticity in warp direction can also be produced.

Once finished and coated, the fabrics are ready for use in garment manufacture.

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