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Wakayama - Computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki will feature at the BrandNew Village at February's ISPO exhibition, a special platform for promising newcomers to the sports industry.

The Japanese firm will participate at the ISPO alongside its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia.

On display at booth BN05 will be the latest SVR123SP computerized knitting machine that features a special loop presser bed, capable of producing hybrid inlay fabrics with both knit and weave characteristics.

Shima Seiki notes that 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 on show will also feature the new iPlating option, capable of alternating yarn colors in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch.

With iPlating, 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 seamfree WHOLEGARMENT knitwear that feature superior fit, comfort and style that are ideal for sportswear.

The latest version of Shima Seiki’s 3D design system SDS-ONE APEX3 will also be exhibited. At the core of the company’s “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 ultrarealistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimize the need for actual samplemaking.

This, says Shima Seiki, realizes significant savings in time, cost and material, contributing to sustainable manufacturing.

ISPO takes place from 3 - 6 February at Messe München, Germany.

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