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Shima Seiki
Shima Seiki

26th July 2018, Wakayama

Shima presents technology for athletic footwear applications

Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, together with its sales representative in India Voltas, will participate in the 4th India International Footwear Fair in New Delhi, India next month.

The shoe industry is currently evolving at a rapid pace, adopting various textile and material technologies especially in the area of fit, comfort and functionality in athletic footwear applications. Knitting is one of those areas of interest, and Shima Seiki will be showcasing the latest applications of computerised flat knitting technology to demonstrate its contributions in this field. On display will be its compact SVR093SP machine especially designed for shoe upper manufacturing.

The shoe industry is currently evolving at a rapid pace, adopting various textile and material technologies. © Shima Seiki

SVR093SP features a dedicated loop presser bed mounted above the rear needle bed. This permits full use of inlay technique for the production of hybrid fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics, suited to various technical applications, including shoe uppers that require formfitting function, comfort, flexibility, breathability as well as strength and stiffness. Also on display will be seamfree Wholegarment 3D shoe uppers, as well as knitted bag samples.

APEX3 3D design system will also be available for demonstrations in design and simulation of suited to shoe production. “Of particular interest is its ultrarealistic simulation capability that realises Virtual Sampling,” the company explains.

SVR093SP. © Shima Seiki

“When countless variations must be evaluated before arriving at a final design, virtual product samples can be used to streamline the decision-making process by minimizing the enormous amount of time and cost normally associated with producing actual samples for each variation. The sustainability factor is also undeniable considering the amount of material normally gone to waste in the sampling stage.”

Exhibition details

Exhibition: 4th India International Footwear

Date: 2-4 August 2018

Hours: 10:00AM ~ 6:00PM

Location: Pragati Maidan

Pragati Bhawan, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 110001

Organizer: India Trade Promotion Organisation

Tel: +911123371540

Booth No.: Hall 1004A; Hall 1001I&J

Exhibited technology

  • SVR093SPSV 14G Computerized flat knitting machine
  • SDSONE APEX3 3D design system

For more information please contact:


Tel: +914226619002

Email: [email protected]

Mr Mukesh Dharmani

Tel: +919811050975


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