YKK Develops Magnet Zippers

YKK has developed a new zipper that closes using magnetic force. The company aims to begin mass production in 2021. Magnet zippers are open-end zippers designed to be closed easily using magnetic force between the left and right sides. Conventional zippers require engaging the insert pin and retaining box to close, but magnet zippers can be engaged and closed through magnetic force simply by bringing the left and right sides of the zipper together. This makes it easy to perform operations such as closing the zipper without looking at one’s hand and closing the zipper with one hand. The new zipper is expected to be used in a wide variety

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Shima Seiki to Exhibit at JEC World 2020

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. will exhibit at JEC World 2020 from March 3rd to 5th in Paris. (Hall 6, Booth P28) Shown for the first time at JEC World is a prototype weft knitting machine under development that is capable of multiaxial insertion. Fabrics produced on this prototype machine use inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics with the stability of woven textiles, suitable for various technical applications. Warp insertion further expands the capability of the machine to produce 3D-shaped carbon fiber and composite preforms directly on the machine. This is made possible because flat knitting as a textile production method

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Archoma Joins The Denim Window

Archroma has joined “The Denim Window” as its showcase company for color and effect technologies. The Denim Window is a showroom located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and dedicated to providing apparel brands with inspiration, sustainability and innovation for their denim collections. It connects carefully selected companies with brands through exclusive events and showcases at The Denim Window location. The Denim Window allows visitors to find in one single place textile mills, garment makers, chemical suppliers, fiber and trim producers, and designers, product developers, fashion students, denim lovers & emerging talents are invited to review and learn more about the products, aiming to stimulate creativity and innovation through collaborations. The Denim Window

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