Sandonini, an Italian company that reconditions and upgrades used socks, hosiery and seamless machines for global markets, has revealed its new samples of ShoeSocks 3D using mono cylinder and dial cylinder rib machines. The new styles were produced in less than two and a half minutes, in polyester, wool, cotton, Grilon and elastomeric yarns, the company reports.
The manufacturer will present its latest developments, including the 3D knitted shoe uppers, at the upcoming FIMAST exhibition for hosiery and knitting machinery, which will open its doors from 30 May to 2 June 2018 at the Brixia Forum, Fiera di Brescia, Italy.
The company developed its new ShoeSocks concept, created using an innovative, high-tech hosiery machine, in November last year. The company says its ShoeSocks machines help cut production costs by reducing time and waste.
The 3D knitted shoe uppers are made in one piece and are ready to fit on a form and be attached on any type of sole. Manufactured during a quick, three-minute and waste-free production process, and available in any colour or design, the flexible technology allows the creation of any type of knitting stitches, as well as fast change of style, model and size, according to the company.
ShoeSocks can also be ‘made to measure’ and are customisable, says company owner and CEO, Fiorenzo Sandonini. “They can be made in jersey jacquard fabric, terry fabric, mesh knit, net knit, rib knit jacquard, with waist single and double rib, and with a logo in a different colour. Both the inside and the outside of the ShoeSock can be created using any yarn, from polyester, nylon and polypropylene, to cotton, wool, viscose, Lycra, and more,” Mr Sandonini adds.
Sandonini is a leading company specialising in rebuilding and reconditioning hosiery, socks, seamless and finishing machinery for the textiles industry. With a professional and efficient technical support team, the company provides before and after sale assistance. The manufacturer also provides a spare parts service, offering mechanical parts and electronics for all machines that it sells, including high-quality knitting units, needles, and sinkers.