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Santoni to show extensive seamless range at Shanghaitex Print
Wednesday, 08 June 2011

Brescia - Santoni?s Patrick Silva outlines some of the company?s latest developments which include an upgraded, finer gauge version of the popular SM8-TOP2 machine.

In order to better develop the Asian market business, Lonati Group set up Santoni (Shanghai) Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd in Jinshan Shanghai in 2005, specializing in the production and sales of Santoni seamless underwear machine and the Panda circular knitting machine.

When the company was founded, Santoni only had one plant in the Jinshan Development Zone. By 2010, this had expanded to six plants while 2011 will see a move into a new plant in Jinshan, reflecting the pace of development of Santoni?s business in China.

The seamless machines and large diameter machines are widely used for the manufacturing of ultra fine lingerie, underwear, sportswear, outwear, swimwear, medical supplies and other fabrics. At Shanghaitex 2011, the company will show a highly innovative range of machines producing a wide variety of end products using a full range of yarns - both natural and man-made.

The market demand for high quality seamlesswear is growing with (our) customers always looking to produce a ?better? product. With this in mind, Santoni has upgraded its famous seamless machine, the SM8 TOP2 CHN to a very fine gauge and we have also prepared a large number of samples, allowing customers to clearly see what kind of products our machines can produce. On the Santoni booth, as well as the Santoni circular knitting machines, you will also see Dinema Electronic Solutions and Lonati Group sock knitting machines.

At the exhibition, the machines on display will be divided into four groups: Seamless, Outwear, Large Diameter and Warp Knitting.

As mentioned, the SM8-TOP2 has been upgraded to gauge 40G, an option which represents a technological breakthrough for a new dimension of seamless garments. This keeps the surface of the garment smoother and lighter offering an incomparable feeling of comfort - like a second skin. This ultra fine gauge seamless machine can produce intimate underwear, outwear, beachwear, sportswear, sanitary wear with high level cover and performance. There is also the possibility of having various stitch structures, personalizing with logos and double welt in the beginning and end of the garments.

The SM8 TR1 is a single jersey machine available in gauges up to 24G. We consider this machine a new approach to seamless casual sportswear. It is one of the best solutions for knitting fishnet and anti-drop stitch structures (Santoni patented). It also has the possibility to work with natural yarns like wool cotton and linen as well as synthetic ones. Some of the advantages of this machine are production of double fabrics or plating of the finest hand touch, mesh, pointelle or eyelet areas.

The SM6 RIB2 is a double knit electronic circular knitting machine with 6 feeds. This machine is specifically designed for producing fine quality, high production casual or sport knitwear in a variety of fashionable styles. There is the possibility of using natural, synthetics and manmade fibre yarns as well as bare and covered elastomer. There is also the ability to produce casual or leisurewear with true rib borders.