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Shima Seiki at DTG 2024

For the first time in its 14 year DTG exhibition history, Japanese company’s lineup consists entirely of WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines.

26th January 2024

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama, Japan


Leading computerised flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki will be exhibiting at the 18th Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG 2024) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in cooperation with its partner Pacific Associates Ltd, in early February. Operating in Bangladesh since 1996, this is the fourteenth time the Japanese manufacturer is participating in DTG.

As the Bangladeshi textile industry calls for sustainable production through innovation and digitalisation, the market is keen to establish effective business models that support such production. In response, for the first time in its DTG exhibition history, Shima Seiki's lineup consists entirely of WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines.

Capable of knitting an entire garment in one piece without the need for linking or sewing while using only the material required to knit one garment at a time, WHOLEGARMENT knitting is famous for promoting sustainability in the knitwear factory. The company is showing its MACH2XS153 WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine in 15L gauge, as well as its SWG091N2 Mini WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine in 15 gauge.

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MACH2XS features 4 needle beds and SHIMA SEIKI's original SlideNeedle, capable of producing high-quality fine gauge WHOLEGARMENT knitwear in all needles. SWG091N2 provides opportunities in WHOLEGARMENT knitting across a wide range of items in a compact, economical package.

A different approach to WHOLEGARMENT knitting is also shown in the form of the N.SVR183 machine. Shima Seiki's global standard in shaped knitting, the N.SVR series now features a model for producing WHOLEGARMENT knitwear using every other needle in fine gauge. Shown in 18 gauge at DTG, N.SVR183 is the ideal machine for flexible, entry-level WHOLEGARMENT production, with the versatility to respond to fluctuating market demand.

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Demonstrations will performed on Shima Seiki's SDS-ONE APEX4 design system. At the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept, it provides comprehensive support throughout the supply chain, integrating production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design, to machine programming, production and even sales promotion.

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Especially effective is the way SDS-ONE APEX4 improves on the product planning and design evaluation process by replacing physical samples with digital prototypes. Based on photo-realistic simulations, these virtual samples minimize the need for actual sample-making, realising significant savings in time, cost and material. In combination with WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines, virtual sampling realizes a sustainable planning and production base.

DTG 2024

Hall 8, Booth 8-343

18th Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG 2024)

1-4 February 2024

International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB),

Kuril Bishwa Road (Next to 300ft. Purbachal Express Highway),

Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh


Pacific Associates Ltd

Tel: +880 (0)2-933-5411

Email: [email protected]

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