Shima Seiki, a Japanese knitting technology manufacturer, has released new data for manufacturing of knitted masks. The data is for manufacturing of 14 more versions of knitted masks bringing the total number of data released by the company to 33.
Using the data, the manufacturers will be able to produce cotton masks on company’s Wholegarment knitting machine SWG041N2, SWG061N2, SWG091N2 and ‘’Wholegarment Mini’’ machines that are suited to the production of small accessory items, in 15 gauge and 18 gauge as well as for conventional shaping machines.
The cotton masks are reusable and washable.
The knitting machine models SVR093SP, SVR123SP and SVR183SP are meant for the production of shaped knit masks. These machines are equipped with dedicated loop presser bed mounted above the rear needle bed which permits full use of inlay technique, in 14 gauge.
The data is ready to be downloaded from Shima Seiki User’s Site which consists of over 10,000 knit samples for the Shima Seiki customers.
Through these efforts, the company wants to help meet the global demand of the mask by allowing its customers to use the data that would help them in easy and quick production of face mask on a different range of machines.
The Wholegarment masks are much more comfortable as they do not require any additional stitching. The ear straps are knitted in one piece which reduces the stress on the ears making it comfortable for the wearer. It also has an additional filter pouch.
The shaped masks are knit with pre-attached elastic bands and only require tying afterward. The knitting data is for different range of fabrics and sizes.