PARIS ? Can finer gauge single
jersey knits really get any finer? Austrian seamless apparel and circular knitter
Willy Hermann thinks so, saying at last week?s Interfiliere lingerie fabric
show in Paris that its R&D department is now looking to make new fabrics
above the current 60G technical threshold.
Willy Hermann is a specialist in
ultrafine gauge circular knitted fabrics of extremely high quality. The company
worked with German knitting machine builders to develop 44G ultra-fine gauge
interlocks in 2000 and then presented 50G and 54G fabrics in 2006. Last year, the company went
even finer with a new 60G fabric as part of its superfine range which also
includes high power elastane fabrics with as much as 30 ? 60% spandex content.