Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan will participate in the ITM 2018 International Textile Machinery Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey this month. A prominent market for Shima Seiki computerised knitting machines with both an established export base to Europe as well as a growing domestic market, Turkey is a high-potential market for the company’s WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology. Accordingly at ITM 2018, Shima Seiki will exhibit a wide range of its products, including proposals in seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology that offers an alternative to labour-intensive manufacturing in Turkey and other international markets. Featured is the flagship MACH2XS WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine with original Slide Needle on four needle beds and spring-loaded moveable sinkers with expanded patterning capability, the MACH2X machine in 18G for producing refined ultrafine gauge items, as well as the compact SWG091N2 for producing smaller WHOLEGARMENT items and accessories.