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Shima Seiki expands colour options

Software packages now offering a total of 5,760 colour options.

23rd October 2023

Innovation in Textiles
|Wakayama, Japan


Archroma and knitting technology leader Shima Seiki have expanded their partnership to bring the industry’s largest library of colours for cotton and polyester to the SDS-ONE APEX design, planning and virtual sampling system and APEXFiz subscription software.

Now offering a total of 5,760 colour references, the SDS-ONE APEX series has added all 1,440 colours for polyester from The Color Atlas by Archroma to its library of 4,320 Color Atlas colours for cotton poplin. The new polyester collection ranges from neutral earth tones to vibrant jewel tones and on-trend fluorescent colours, with shades suitable for sportswear, fashion, home furnishings, automotive textiles and more.

The extended colour library in SDS-ONE APEX will help designers and manufacturers to visualise and evaluate their design choices on realistic fabric simulations and then put them into production with dyes and finishes that meet their desired sustainability profile. The Shima Seiki system also offers a smooth transition to machine programming for quick and accurate production, reduced waste and accelerated time to market.

Each of the 5,760 Color Atlas colour references in the SDS-ONE APEX series design software is available as a physical colour standard that includes precise dyeing recipes and compliance data, as well as access to expert technical support from Archroma around the world.

“Polyester remains the most popular choice across many textile segments where high performance is a must,” said Chris Hipps, head of strategic business development for Archroma Color Management “Users of Shima Seiki’s advanced SDS-ONE APEX series platform will now be able to select from the industry’s largest library of colours for both cotton and polyester and, more importantly, trust that their choice can be reliably executed. Our colours are formulated with dyes that comply with international eco-standards.”

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