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Shima Seiki to exhibit knitting technology for health and safety sector at A+A 2015

On display will be a compact version of Shima Seiki’s original computerized Wholegarment knitting machine in ultrafine 18 gauge.

15th October 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wakayama

Clothing/​Footwear, Protective

The leading flatbed knitting computerised machinery manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, will participate in the A+A 2015 safety, security and health at work international trade fair that takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, this month.

On display will be a compact version of Shima Seiki’s original computerized Wholegarment knitting machine in ultrafine 18 gauge, which is perfect for knitting gloves that provide optimum fit and bare-hand sensitivity for precision work, while addressing issues in safety protection with the capacity to perform knitting with variety of new technical yarns, the company reports.

Knitting gloves

At A+A the company will also demonstrate the use of the machine in knitting gloves with compression features, for sports and medical applications. The SWG041N2 machine is also capable of knitting various other items from knit caps, balaclavas and lining for protective headgear, to various joint supports, leggings and footwear.

Its applications now extend to sports, medical and healthcare as well as other technical textile applications. Because Wholegarment knitwear is produced in one entire piece without the need for sewing afterward, all such applications are available without seams for added comfort and reduced chance of skin irritation in hypoallergenic applications as well.

3D design system

Also on display will be an updated version of Shima Seiki’s SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system demonstrating its role in Wholegarment production through comprehensive support from planning and design to production and sales promotion, as well as its capability for Virtual Sampling.

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

Ultra-realistic simulation capability is said to allow Virtual Sampling to minimize the costly time- and resource-consuming sample-making process.

Exhibit details

Exhibition: A+A 2015

(Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair with Congress)

Date: Tuesday, 27 October ~ Friday, 30 October 2015

Hours: 9:00AM~6:00PM

Location: Düsseldorf Fairgrounds (Messe Düsseldorf)

Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)211 45 60 01

Organizer: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

Tel: +49 (0)211 45 60 01

Booth No.: Hall 9 Booth F10


  • SWG041N2 (WHOLEGARMENT Knitting Machine)
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 (3D Design System)

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.

Tel: +81-73-474-8210

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