Textile Technology

Double face with high efficiency - Process for producing knitted fabric

Ref.-No. 4735

Keywords: Double Face, Plating

This invention describes a process and a device for the production of double-face knitted fabrics using a double plating technique. Three threads are fed simultaneously to the knitting machine, with the third thread passing through both levels, where it is tied alternately into the stitches.

Competitive Advantages

  • High production speed
  • Immense time saving
  • Tighter setting

Commercial Opportunities

The novel process, which enables the production of knitted fabrics with two different surfaces, greatly improves production speed. Double-face textiles like these are usually produced on a circular knitting machine by connecting thin threads using handle stitching. This means that the two sides have to be knitted consecutively.
The method presented here now enables simultaneous knitting of front and back, which saves at least half the time and ensures tighter setting. Areas of application include the garment industry, especially circular knitting machines and circular knitters, as well as recyclers of double-face knitted fabrics.

Current Status

The invention was patented by the Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences. A prototype is to be built and tested as part of a project. On behalf of the Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences, PROvendis offers interested companies licenses to the invention and the patent application as well as potential cooperation opportunities with the inventors. If you are interested, we would be pleased to provide you with information on a potential cooperation and the current status of the procedure.

Relevant Puclications

Weber, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter; Weber, Prof.-Dr. Ing. Marcus O.: Wirkerei und Strickerei, DFV2014, Ein Leitfaden für Industrie und Handel.

An invention of HS Niederrhein.

Catherine Hartmann

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