Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., together with its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A., will participate in the ISPO exhibition in Munich, Germany from February 3rd to 6th.
The company is to be a corporate partner to the ISPO Brandnew Village, a special platform for promising newcomers to the sports industry.
On display at booth BN05 in the Brandnew Village will be the state-of-the-art SVR123SP computerized 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 are 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 SVR123SP at ISPO Munich furthermore features the new i-Plating option, capable of alternating yarn colors in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch. 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 revolutionary seam-free WholeGarment knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and style that are ideal for sportswear.
The latest version of the company’s 3D design system SDS-ONE APEX3 will also be exhibited. At the core of its “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 ultra-realistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimize the need for actual sample-making. This realizes significant savings in time, cost and material, contributing to sustainable manufacturing.