For the first time, Intertextile Shanghai will play host to one of the industry’s true heavyweights in terms of innovation: Japan’s Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. With over 2,000 worldwide patents and patents pending, and 30 years of research experience in knitting technology, this computerized knitting machine manufacturer will exhibit at the fair alongside a number of its partners including yarn suppliers and knitwear manufacturers, providing a one-stop knitwear solution under the theme ‘Future Knitwear’.
Shima Seiki is well known for its WholeGarment manufacturing technology – where an entire garment is produced on a knitting machine without the need for linking or sewing afterward – but it will be its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system, the latest version of which will be on display at Intertextile Shanghai, which makes this theme highly appropriate. This design system integrates production into one workflow, from yarn development, product planning and design to production and even sales promotion. One key feature is its Virtual Sampling function, which improves the design and evaluation process, and minimizes the time, cost and material usage during the sample-making process. The overall effect of this system can be to shorten the production cycle to such an extent that mass-customization of garments can be achieved.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2017 (China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories) will be held from October 11th to 13th at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) in Shanghai, China.