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Wakayama - Shima Seiki Italia, the Italian subsidiary of Japanese computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, will exhibit at the 84th edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy.

It will participate in the Fashion At Work section of the exhibition aimed at appealing to the technical and creative interests of visitors by providing hardware and software solutions for design, manufacturing and processing of knitted goods.

On display will be the SVR123SP computerized knitting machine which features a special loop presser bed, capable of producing hybrid inlay fabrics with both knit and weave characteristics.

According to Shima Seiki, demand for such novel fabrics are very high across a wide range of applications, from fashion apparel to sportswear, innerwear, outerwear, uniforms and other functional clothing, as well as home furnishing and technical textiles. Knitted accessory items will also be presented to demonstrate the flexibility of knitting technology.

SVR123SP at Pitti Filati will also feature the new iPlating option, capable of alternating yarn colors in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch.

Plating can be performed within the same course and for individual needles for even greater diversity in knit design.

The latest version of Shima Seiki’s 3D design system SDSONE APEX3 will also be exhibited at Pitti Filati. At the core of the company’s “Total Fashion System” concept, APEX3 provides comprehensive support throughout the product supply chain, integrating production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design to production and even sales promotion.

Especially effective is the way APEX3 improves on the design evaluation process with its ultrarealistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimize the need for actual samplemaking.

This realizes significant savings in time, cost and materials contributing to sustainable manufacturing.

Pitti Filati takes place from 23 to 25 January at the Fortezza da Basso, Florence Italy.

Shima Seiki can be found at Booth No.: C18/19

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