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Apparel machinery show Jiam 2016 begins April 6
Jan '16
The 11th edition of Japan International Apparel Machinery & Textile Industry Trade Show 'Jiam 2016 Osaka', organised by Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA), will be held April 6-9, 2016 at Intex Osaka.

“Jiam 2016 to be held under the theme of Innovative Solutions and Advanced Processing Technologies' will offer wider business solutions,” a press release from JASMA stated.

The show which will welcome 209 exhibitors, of which 30 existing exhibitors, of which again 25 are domestic and 5 are from overseas are increasing their booth space.

“The number of first time exhibitors is 62, of which 35 are domestic and 27 from overseas, while total exhibition size has grown by 24.3 per cent,” JASMA said.

Together with first-time exhibitors from Bangladesh, many companies and organisation from countries including China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and US are joining the show.

“With a large-scale comeback, the German Pavilion anchored by VDMA Garment and Leather Technology will showcase the latest high-tech products,” the trade body added.

At the up-coming edition, there will be a new “Print & Fashion” zone featuring printing, design software, embroidery printer and fashion in Hall 2, in which over 30 companies are participating.

According to JASMA, this zone will contribute to offering multiple solutions through good synergy with the latest sewing technology and by responding to the needs for customization.

During the show, there will be various events such as seminars and special exhibitions in the theme zones in Zone B of Hall 5, introducing the latest textile processing technologies and trends.

A special zone themed “Innovative Solutions and Advanced Processing Technologies” will present solution-offering technologies through exhibition of materials and finished products.

The advanced textile technology section “Photovoltaic textiles” and “RFID fibres” will showcase items that will have an impact on people's lifestyles such solar panel embedded textiles and ultra-small string-like IC tag.

The J-Quality section is a unified brand of products, every production process of which, that is, from weaving, knitting, dyeing, processing, sewing, planning to sales, is handled in Japan.

With the support of Japan Fashion Industry Council, the latest information on J-Quality Certification System that certifies technology, sense of beauty and safety of all Japan-made products will be exhibited.

Future fashion 4.0 is an updated version of the “Age of Digital Fashion at the Advanced Technology and Information Transmission Corner” in the Special Theme Zone at the previous JIAM 2012.

Here, one can see Japan's excellent raw materials, design capability, sewing skills, ability to create and design trends and the latest sales tools to respond to the purchasing behaviour and needs of consumers. (AR)

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