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Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

"Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany, this July. This month, the company will exhibit on a joint German stand at three trade shows – Irantex, Techtextil India, and Composites Europe to highlight the company’s Cop Max 4 multiaxial warp knitting machine for producing high-performance composites."

 

 

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

 

Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany, this July. This month, the company will exhibit on a joint German stand at three trade shows – Irantex, Techtextil India, and Composites Europe to highlight the company’s Cop Max 4 multiaxial warp knitting machine for producing high-performance composites.

Growing knitting sector bring innovative

 

Paris fashion shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Shawls & Scarves and Texworld Paris, which will take place from September 18-21, would offer highlights about the current concerns of the textiles industry and fashion trends. It will also provide concrete insights into the future of the sector through the collections and innovations.

Shima Seiki to host private shows

Shima Seiki, a leading computerised flat knitting machinery manufacturer, is slated to host a private exhibition in Hanoi, Vietnam. The SVR123SP computerised flat knitting machine would be on display that will feature loop pressers for producing inlay patterns that yield novel knit-weave hybrid fabrics. The machine features technology such as Shima Seiki’s digital stitch control system (DSCS) and spring-type moveable sinker system. Read more here – Shima to hold private show in Vietnam. Recently the company exhibited its SWG061N2 compact Wholegarment knitting machine at the Textillegprom Federal Trade Fair for Apparel and Textile (Yarmarka Fair) in Moscow, Russia.

Shima Seiki also released a new i-Plating option on select models in its line of computerised knitting machines. i-Plating is offered exclusively as a factory-installed option on SVR093SP and SVR123SP computerised flat knitting machines. Read more here – Shima Seiki releases new i-Plating option.

Training and education

Leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer is expanding courses in its own Academy at Obertshausen. The practice-oriented courses last for a week and are held in Karl Mayer’s modern Development Centre. These courses are aimed at developers, machine operators and service engineers.

Similarly, ThreadSol also organised an Apparel Tech-Up technology seminar in Chittagong, after receiving huge appreciation and acknowledgement in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Apparel Tech-Up is a technology seminar in which leading garment manufacturers, technocrats and top technology providers explore a range of pivotal subjects that can be set to impact the future of garment manufacturing all over the world.

Sustainable achievements

Meanwhile, many knitting companies have disclosed their sustainable development goals. For instance, HanesBrands has disclosed its carbon emissions and related information for the CDP 2017 Climate Change Report. The company has aggressive 2020 goals to continue reducing its environmental footprint. The DyStar Group has released its seventh 2016 Sustainability Performance Report. The company’s product portfolio is broader than ever but its newer product ranges come with the added advantage of being, on average, less resource-intensive to manufacture.

 
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