Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI of Wakayama, Japan is exhibiting at the 15th Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG 2018) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in cooperation with its partner Pacific Associates Ltd. Operating in Bangladesh since 1996, this is the eleventh time the Japanese manufacturer will participate at DTG.

SHIMA SEIKI will be exhibiting its latest solutions to meet the current needs of the Bangladeshi market as well as advanced solutions for future market needs. As pioneer of Wholegarment® knitting technology whereby an entire garment can be produced in one piece on the machine without linking or sewing, SHIMA SEIKI will show its SWG091N2 Wholegarment® knitting machine which provides opportunities for highly flexible production across a wide range of items in a compact, economical package. The benchmark SVR123SP features a loop presser bed mounted above the rear needle bed and is capable of inlay technique for producing unique, value added hybrid knitweave fabrics. In addition at DTG the SVR123SP features the new iPlating option, capable of alternating yarn colours in any pattern, producing jacquard like designs using plain jersey stitch.

Plating can be performed within the same course and for individual needles for even greater diversity in knit design. The SSR series workhorse machine will also be on display, featuring such SHIMA SEIKI innovations as DSCS® Digital Stitch Control System, spring type moveable sinker system, stitch presser, yarn gripper and cutter and takedown comb. Madein Japan quality, reliability, productivity, user friendliness and cost performance all combine to satisfy the high expectations of the world’s fashion industry. SHIMA SEIKI’s PCAM series computerized cutting machine will also be on display.

Also shown will be the SDSONE APEX3 3D design system. At the core of SHIMA SEIKI’s “Total Fashion System” concept, APEX3 integrates all stages of apparel production into one smooth and efficient workflow from planning and design to production and sales promotion. With ultrarealistic product simulations, APEX3 is also capable of Virtual Sampling that minimizes time, material and cost from the sample making process. Also demonstrated at DTG is Shima KnitPLM, specialised PLM software for the knitting industry.