Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. will release this November the UCJV300-160 and UCJV150-160 inkjet printers featuring a combined printing-cutting function and the use of UV-curable inks. These roll-to-roll type UV inkjet printers pursue the improvement of work efficiency, operability and consideration to the environment. The new four-layer print function: “Color + Black + White + Color” presents the combined solution of four-layer printing and inside lighting showing “Day & Night Printing”, an amazing image-change between daytime and nighttime. Its eye-catching expressiveness increases business chances as a new method of signage. Furthermore, the ID Cut function for Print & Cut is effective for application on signs, stickers, labeling and packaging. The […]
Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. is releasing a new “i-Plating” option on select models in its line of computerized knitting machines. i-Plating is offered exclusively as a factory-installed option on SVR093SP and SVR123SP models. Both models feature special loop pressers for producing inlay patterns that yield novel knit-weave hybrid fabrics. Unlike conventional plating techniques, i-Plating offers so-called inverse-plating capability in which alternate yarns are both shown on the fabric surface in any specific pattern or design, producing jacquard-like patterns in plain jersey stitch. i-Plating goes a step further by offering this capability within the same course and for individual needles for greater efficiency. Furthermore by combining i-Plating with inlay capability on […]
According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the nation’s production of nonwoven fabrics during January-June 2017 decreased by 1.3% compared to the first half of 2016 to 167,422 tons. The production decrease is attributed to the fact that makers are moving their production abroad. By category, spunbonded/meltblown fabric production fell 6.3% to 50,482 tons, because makers moved a portion of their production overseas. Meanwhile, the production of chemical-bonded, needle-punched, spunlaced and wet-laid nonwovens was vigorous.