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Wakayama - Shima Seiki will exhibit for the first time at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics show in Shanghai, China later this month, where it will participate on a joint booth with yarn suppliers and knit manufacturers.

In this Autumn Edition it will collaborate with a number of partner companies including yarn suppliers and knit manufacturers together in a common booth.

Under the theme “Future Knitwear,” Shima Seiki will be showing with the following partner companies: Yarn supplier UPW; yarn supplier and knit manufacturers Shanghai Xinnuo and Yarns & Colors; and knit manufacturers Jiaxing Diwei and Jiangsu YangFan.

Shima Seiki is confident that visitors will enjoy the one-stop-solution experience offered by the triple advantage of having yarn supplier, knit manufacturer and knitting machine developer in one location to cater to a wide range of needs.

The company will be demonstrating the synergy formed between its WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology and the latest version of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system, while focusing on the needs of a changing Chinese textile industry that no longer concentrates its efforts on the export market.

With more production moving to Bangladesh and other ASEAN nations, demand for automation and labour savings as well as other new forms of production are rapidly increasing.

So too is demand for Shima Seiki’s WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines.

The company says that the combination of WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines and APEX3 design system provides revolutionary gamechanging flexibility in the knit supply chain. Ultra-realistic simulation capability on APEX3 allows Virtual Sampling to minimize the impact that the sample-making process has on current manufacturing in terms of time and cost. With this new manufacturing model, the production cycle can be shortened to such an extent that on-demand production is possible for mass customization applications.

Shima Seiki will also exhibit knitwear produced on its latest line of computerized knitting machines, including seamfree WHOLEGARMENT knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics, as well as samples knitted on the SRY inlay machine featuring hybrid knit-weave structures. Of special note are samples knitted using the newly released i-Plating option on its SVR SP-type machines, which feature inverse-plating technique on every needle, and when combined with inlay technique made possible with the machine’s loop pressers as well as sinker patterns made possible with springtype moveable sinkers, extremely unique and novel patterns are produced that are exclusive to SHIMA SEIKI computerized knitting technology.

Taking place from 11-13 October, Shima Seiki can be found in Hall 5.2, E97 (Future Knitwear Zone) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

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