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Shima’s SVR123SP machine at ISPO

Shima Seiki is a corporate partner to the ISPO Brandnew Village, a special platform for promising newcomers to the sports industry.

25th January 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear

SVR123SP computerised knitting machine. © Shima Seiki


Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japan, together with its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia, will participate at the ISPO exhibition in Munich, Germany, next month. Shima Seiki is a corporate partner to the ISPO Brandnew Village, a special platform for promising newcomers to the sports industry.

On display in Brandnew Village will be the state-of-the-art 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 is very high across a wide range of applications including sportswear, innerwear, outerwear, uniforms and other functional clothing, as well as home furnishing and technical textiles,” the company explains. “SVR123SP at ISPO Munich, furthermore, features the new i-Plating option, capable of alternating yarn colours in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch.”

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

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

“With i-Plating, plating can be performed within the same course and for individual needles for even greater diversity in knit design. The latest sportswear samples produced on SVR123SP will also be on display, as well as seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitwear that feature superior fit, comfort and style that are ideal for sportswear.”

The latest version of Shima Seiki’s 3D design system SDS-ONE APEX3 will also be exhibited. At the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept, APEX3 provides comprehensive 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 ultrarealistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimise the need for actual sample-making,” the company reports. “This realises significant savings in time, cost and material, contributing to sustainable manufacturing.”

Exhibition details

Exhibition: ISPO Munich 2019

Date: 3-6 February 2019

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

Venue: Messe München

Messegelände 81823 München, Germany

Tel: +49 89 94920720

Organiser: Messe München GmbH

Tel: +49 89 94911388

Booth No.: Hall B4 Booth BN05

Exhibited technology

  • SVR123SP-SV 14G (computerised knitting machine)
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 (3D design system)
  • Knitted sportswear items

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Italia

Tel: +39 02 216621

Email: [email protected]

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