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SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at 79th Pitti FilatiPress


SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., will exhibit at the 78th Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy. It will participate in the Fashion At Work section of the exhibition aimed at appealing to the technical and creative interests of visitors by providing hardware and software solutions for design, manufacturing and processing of knitted goods.

On display will be the MACH2XS WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine that took the spotlight during the 20th Anniversary celebration of WHOLEGARMENT knitting at the ITMA 2015 exhibition in Milan last November. The flagship machine is brimming with technological innovation such as SHIMA SEIKI's original SlideNeedle on four needle beds as well as the company's patented spring-loaded moveable sinker system. Combined, MACH2XS can knit beautiful three-dimensionally shaped, high-quality Items with three-dimensional structures and details that are uniquely WHOLEGARMENT, all with very high efficiency while minimizing dependence upon labour-intensive sewing and linking.

Also exhibited is the latest version of SHIMA SEIKI's SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. At the core of the company's "Total Fashion System" concept, APEX3 provides comprehensive support throughout the apparel 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 APEX3's capability to improve on the design and evaluation process with Virtual Sampling. Photo-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimize costly time- and resource-consuming sample making while enhancing presentation quality.

Examples of knitwear produced on its latest line of computerized knitting machines will be on display as well, including revolutionary seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics, as well as new proposals in knit-weave hybrid textiles produced on the SRY series machine.

Exhibition Details

Date: Wednesday, 29th June - Friday, 1st July 2016
Hours: 9:00AM~6:00PM (final day: 9:00AM~4:00PM)
Location: Fortezza da Basso
Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, Firenze, Italy
Tel: +39 055 49721
Organizer: Pitti Immagine Srl
Tel: +39 055 36931
Booth No.: C18/19
Fashion At Work Section
Padiglione Centrale (Central Pavilion)
Piano Inferiore (basement floor)

Exhibited Technology

MACH2XS123 15L (WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine)
SDS-ONE APEX3  (3D Design System)
WHOLEGARMENT, SRY and other knitwear samples

For more information please contact:

Tel: +39 02 216621