Knitting & Hosiery
SHIMA SEIKI releases new i-PlatingTM option
Unlike conventional plating techniques, i-PlatingTM offers so-called inverse-plating capability in which alternate yarns are both shown on the fabric surface in any specific pattern or design, producing jacquard-like patterns in plain jersey stitch. i-PlatingTM goes a step further, overcoming current limitations in inverse-plating by offering this capability within the same course and for individual needles for greater efficiency and expanded patterning capability.
i-PlatingTM is offered exclusively as a factory-installed option on SVR093SP and SVR123SP computerized flat knitting machines. Both machines feature special loop pressers for producing inlay patterns that yield novel knit-weave hybrid fabrics. By combining i-PlatingTM with inlay capability on SVR093SP and SVR123SP, a whole new world of patterning becomes available for truly diverse knit design.