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Shima eyes Turkey’s Wholegarment potential

The company will participate in the ITM 2018 International Textile Machinery Exhibition in Istanbul this month, exhibiting a wide range of its products.

5th April 2018

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Household

Shima Seiki, a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer of Wakayama, views Turkey as a high-potential market for the company’s Wholegarment knitting technology. The company will participate in the ITM 2018 International Textile Machinery Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, this month, exhibiting a wide range of its products, including proposals in seam-free Wholegarment knitting technology that offers an alternative to labour-intensive manufacturing in Turkey and other international markets.

Featured is the flagship MACH2XS Wholegarment knitting machine with original SlideNeedle on four needle beds and spring-loaded moveable sinkers with expanded patterning capability, the MACH2X machine in 18G for producing refined ultrafine gauge items, as well as the compact SWG091N2 for producing smaller Wholegarment items and accessories.

Novel proposals in knit-weave hybrid fabrics will be made on SRY machines featuring double loop presser beds. The SVR workhorse series, touted as the industry benchmark for shaped knitting, will be shown in different knitting widths and gauges, including the SVR123SP model with a single loop presser bed and similar capability as SRY.

The SSR series offers industry-leading technology in an economical package, while the SCG122SN will round out the flat knitting machine line-up with specialised coarse gauge knitting, the company reports. Also, on display are the SFGI glove knitting machine, SIP-series inkjet printing machine and PCAM series cutting machine.

PCAM160 Computerised cutting machine. © Shima Seiki

Demonstrations will be performed on the SDSONE APEX3 design system that is at the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept. With comprehensive support of the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates every stage from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion into one smooth and efficient workflow. Photorealistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimise the need for actual sample-making, reducing time, material and cost while increasing presentation quality in the sampling process.

APEX3 supports design and simulation in a variety of textile including flat knitting, circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing for such industries as towel and home furnishings.

SDSONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

In addition, Shima Seiki will present its virtual showroom technology at ITM, based on virtual 3D models wearing realistic simulations of knitwear created on APEX3. The company proposes its virtual showroom in hopes to reduce time and cost, as well as material necessary for the designer to produce collections and other costs required to organise formal presentation. A simplified version is already available for viewing with Shima Seiki’s app available for iOS and Android devices.

Exhibition details

Exhibition: ITM 2018 International Textile Machinery Exhibition

Date: 14-17 April 2018

Hours: 9:30AM 6:00PM (Final day: 5:00PM)

Location: Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center (Istanbul), E5, Karayolu Uzeri Gurpinar Kavsagi, 34500 Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 212 867 11 00

Organiser: Teknik Fuarcilik Ltd.

Tel: +90 212 876 75 06

Booth No.: Hall 7, Stand 710C

Exhibited technology

  • MACH2XS153 15L Wholegarment knitting machine
  • MACH2X153 18L Wholegarment knitting machine
  • SWG091N2 15G Wholegarment knitting machine
  • SRY123LPSC 10G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • SVR123SPSV 14G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • SVR122SV 7G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • SVR093SV 14G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • SSR112SV 14G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • SCG122SN 3G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • SFGI 15G Automatic seamless glove knitting machine
  • SDSONE APEX3 3D design system
  • SIP160F3L Inkjet printing machine
  • PCAM160 Computerised cutting machine

For more information please contact:

Tetas Ic Ve Dis Ticaret A.S.

Tel: +902128669100

Fax: +902123816383

Email: [email protected]

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.

Tel: +81 734748210

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