After a sharp reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 and 2009, as a result of the global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009, deliveries of new textile machinery surged in 2010 and even stronger in 2011, in most cases to new record highs.
US and EU textile and clothing import prices rose sharply in 2011 reflecting hikes in raw material prices, according to the latest Textile Outlook International reports from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
In 1962, flat
knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki began developing products to benefit
the knitting industry under the corporate motto Ever Onward. 50 years later the leading Japanese company continues
to supply cutting-edge flat knitting technology and ITMA Asia + CITME 2012,
which is being held in Shanghai from 12-16 June, presents an excellent opportunity
for Shima to showcase its current offering during its anniversary year.
Although it is commemorating the past
Flat knitting machine
builder Stoll will be sporting a revamped brand image and showing innovative
new technology that it says will deliver greater flexibility, creativity and
additional colours for knitters at this year's ITMA ASIA + CITME show.
The Reutlingen, Germany based company with a long history, says
it will premiere a new machine and present new intelligent knitting
technologies in Shanghai in order to strengthen its leading international
position in the mark
Walking along West 39th Street in New York's garment district, one might be surprised to see a
Stoll knitting machine through a street-level window. It's a sign that knitwear development is
alive and flourishing in New York, in spite of competition from Asia and other
global centres of knitwear manufacturing. While New York's knitwear industry
was once relegated to factories in outlying Brooklyn and Long Island, today
there are modern, well-equipped knitwear s
With the introduction
of its Productivity Enhancement Pack (PEP), leading flat knitting machine
builder Stoll says it has increased the productivity of its machines yet again
and is thereby setting new standards in the production of knitwear.
PEP accelerates the knitting process via increased carriage
speeds and the improved possibilities offered by yarn carrier staggering at the
fabric selvedge. Stoll says the custom technologies developed are
Leading flat knitting machine builder Stoll reports that it increased
the number of three system machines it sold in the 2011 financial year. The
German company said in a statement today that a clear trend can be seen in
production towards the use of three efficient combined knitting systems as
opposed to the conventional use of two systems.
According to Stoll, application
examples show that almost every pattern can be knitted in considerably shorter
time using a thr
We are looking to recruit an experienced Shima Seiki flat
knitting machine programmer. Company: Shima Seiki Europe Ltd
Job Description: Programmer
Hours: Mon-Fri 8.00am-4.30pm with overtime when necessary
Based: Castle Donington, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Negotiable on experience
Benefits: Car /Health Insurance/Pension
Further training will be made available regularly to the
successful candidate. Occasional travel will be required.
If you are interested and think you have the necessar
As a follow up to
last autumn's international textile machinery show, ITMA, in Barcelona, UK
headquartered Shima Seiki Europe opened its doors this week to showcase the
Japanese company's latest advanced flat knitting technologies.
European visitors were invited to attend demonstrations of
the Wakayama based company's latest Wholegarment and fully fashioned knitting
machines as well as the SDS One Apex 3 Apparel Design Station.
Speaking on the
second day of the
of advanced computerized flat knitting machines Shima Seiki is investing in a
new purpose built factory which will manufacture the Japanese company's state
of the art Wholegarment flat knitting machines.
The new Japanese Yen 700 million (US$ 8.98 million) facility,
which is being built in anticipation of increased demand for Wholegarment
technology is already under construction at the 50 year old company's Wakayama