Leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its Brazilian representative BRASTEMA TECNOLOGIA TEXTIL LTDA., will participate in the FIMEC 2020 44th International Trade Fair for Leather, Chemicals, Components, Machinery and Equipment for Footwear and Tanning in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil this month.
The global shoe industry is currently evolving at a rapid pace, adopting various textile and material technologies especially in the area of fit, comfort and functionality in footwear applications. Working off the recent trend in knitted shoe uppers in the athletic footwear market, SHIMA SEIKI proposes knitted fabrics to the general footwear market as an alternative to the prevailing material in this field—leather. To that effect SHIMA SEIKI will be showcasing the latest applications of computerized flat knitting technology to demonstrate its contributions in this field. On display will be the company’s SVR123SP and SSR112 computerized flat knitting machines. The SVR123SP machine features a dedicated loop presser bed mounted above the rear needle bed. This permits full use of inlay technique for the production of hybrid fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics, suited to shoe upper applications that require form-fitting function, comfort, flexibility, breathability as well as strength and stiffness. SVR123SP furthermore features iPlating inverse-plating capability for increased patterning capability, including the production of jacquard-like patterns in lightweight plain jersey stitch. Examples of WHOLEGARMENT. shoe uppers will also be on display.
SHIMA SEIKI’s new SDSONE APEX series 3D design system will also be available for demonstrations in design and simulation suited to shoe production. Of particular interest is its ultra-realistic simulation capability that realizes Virtual Sampling. When countless variations must be evaluated before arriving at a final design, virtual product samples can be used to streamline the decision-making process by minimizing the enormous amount of time and cost normally associated with producing actual samples for each variation. The sustainability factor is also undeniable considering the amount of material normally gone to waste in the sampling stage. APEX makes further contribution to this effort with programming and simulation processing speeds of up to 6 times that of the previous APEX3 system.
Exhibition: FIMEC 2020 (44th International Trade Fair for Leather, Chemicals, Components, Machinery and Equipment for Footwear and Tanning)
Date: Tuesday, 10th Thursday, 12th March 2020
Hours: 1:00PM 8: 00PM
Location: Fenac, Av. Na..es Unidas, 3825 Bairro, Ideal, Novo Hamburgo Rio, Grande do Sul, 93334000 Brazil
Tel: +55 51 3584 7200
Tel: +55 51 3584 7200
Booth No.: Pavilion 5, Aisle JPK, Booth 5059
SVR123SP-SV14G: Computerized flat knitting machine
SSR112 SV14G: Computerized flat knitting machine
SDS-ONE APEX series: 3D design system