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Shima’s design solutions at Pitti Filati 85

The company will once again participate in the Fashion At Work section of the exhibition aimed at appealing to the technical and creative interests of visitors.

18th June 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama

Knitwear, Sports/​Activewear, Colours/​Trends

SVR123SP-SV computerised knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

Shima Seiki Italia, Italian subsidiary of a leading Japanese computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki of Wakayama, will exhibit at the 85th edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, this month. The company will once again 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 computerised knitting machine that features a special loop presser bed, capable of producing hybrid inlay fabrics with both knit and weave characteristics.” 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,” the company says.

Knitted accessory items will also be presented to demonstrate the flexibility of knitting technology. SVR123SP at Pitti Filati features the special i-Plating option, capable of alternating yarn colours in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch. Plating can be performed within the same course and for individual needles. In combination with the loop presser and spring-type moveable sinker system even greater diversity in knit design is possible.

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

Shima Seiki's 3D design system SDS-ONE APEX3 will also be exhibited at Pitti Filati. At the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept, APEX3 provides 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 ultra-realistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimise the need for actual sample-making,” the manufacturer adds.

Exhibition details

Date: 26-28 June 2019

Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM (final day: 9:00AM - 4:00PM)

Location: Fortezza da Basso

Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, Firenze, Italy

Tel: +39 055 49721

Organiser: Pitti Immagine S.r.l.

Tel: +39 055 36931

Booth No.: C18/19

Exhibited technology:

  • SVR123SP-SV 14G computerised knitting machine
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Italia

Tel: +39 02 216621

E-mail: [email protected]

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