Shima Seiki to Exhibit at Preview in Seoul Next Month

           Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., together with its Korean subsidiary Shima Seiki Korea Inc., will participate in Preview in Seoul from September 5th to 7th in Seoul, Korea. Recent consumer trends such as increased online shopping activity have changed supply chain requirements, with growing demand for mass customization and short turnaround. The combination of Shima Seiki’s pioneering WholeGarment knitting technology that allows a garment to be produced in its entirety without the need for linking or sewing afterward, along with the SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system yields revolutionary game-changing flexibility in the knit supply chain to support such trends. At Preview in Seoul, the latest version of the APEX3 design

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CSI Releases S/S 2020 Color Analysis

           Color Solutions International, a member of the DyStar Group, has issued their Color Analysis report for spring/summer 2020. In this report, experts at Color Solutions International expanded the use of their proprietary Relative Color Popularity process (RCP), which is a marriage of color validation with trend color forecasting. The RCP report has been organized into four categories to help validate your color selection. In this issue, 54 ColorWall colors are featured along with additional color validation, color evolution and direction by hue. “The Good Life Issue” looks further out for trends by using color data research, collected consumer insights and market analysis. Heather Sandwall, CSI Color, and Trend Director,

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Japan’s Nonwoven Fabric Exports Grow in H1

According to Japanese Ministry of Finance customs-cleared statistics, the nation’s exports of nonwoven fabrics during January-June 2018 increased for both filament and staple fiber varieties. First-half exports of filament nonwoven fabrics increased by 12.3% year-on-year to 12,885 tons, and those of staple nonwovens grew by 9.6% to 16,492 tons. If exports continue at these rates, this year’s annual export volumes are expected to slightly surpass 25,000 tons for filament nonwovens (up 7.9% over the previous year) and nearly 33,000 tons for staple nonwovens (up 6.0%). Filament nonwoven fabrics are mainly composed of the polyester type, of which production during this year’s first half rose by 6.5% to 6,829 tons. However,

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