Frequently Asked Questions

Category: Textile

What kinds of fibers are used to make tricot and simplex?

Tricot and Simplex fabrics are usually made of continuous filament air entangled nylon and polyester. The can be made of some other high quality spun yarns but it is very rare since the production is slow and the quality is relatively poor. There are some continuous filament natural fibers such as rayon, acetate and silk that can be knit on a tricot machine but it is rarely done due to the poor knitting quality and durability of the end product. Tricot and simplex fabrics can be made with spandex content. Veratex and Fairlane VRTX do not supply fabrics with spandex content.