Ciucani Mocassino Machinery develops, patents and improves machines to enable them both to execute stitching tasks that could previously only be done by hand, and to perform well-established operations ranging from Moccasino, Ideal, San Crispino and Opanka stitching, to Ballerina, Invisible, Goodyear Flex, and Reverse.
Innovations that involve not only the invention of sewing machines, but also the development of new production projects, or systems, for the creation of fashionable footwear conceived with respect for eco-sustainability.
The one concerning the new concept of shoe construction is among the last presented. Goodyear glueless, only stitched sneakers. An innovative system that ensures greater flexibility and eco-sustainability.
The upper, prepared and marked with specific reference points, is combined with an insole in leather or synthetic materials with a special machinery, to then be steamed and to which, finally, a bottom stock is applied, which must include a minimum box sole width to allow the opanka seam.
It is not necessary to carry out any other operation, as the edge of the seam is already perfect and must not be pounded and glued in any way, not even to keep the position.
The result is a sneaker (or any other type of shoe that intends to provide a box sole) that can be directly made in the upper factory.
The system, tested and certified in terms of resistance with the Walkmeter test at the physical-mechanical laboratories of Teknochim, allows you to create between 250 and 300 pairs of shoes per day with a single working island and the following machines: (ARP – toe-cap gathering machine; AI-2 – Channel opener machine; XM 13 – goodyear sewing machine; ST – steamer; oven; sign machine; MC 99 – sewing machine).
The advantages in terms of production optimisation are undeniable. Among others, the phases of carding, glueing, reactivation, pressing, halogenation… are avoided; the number of employees and production spaces are reduced; above all, there is a significant improvement in product quality, says Ciucani: “For years we have been aiming to help shoe factories achieve greater production flexibility, better environmental impact and, first of all, well-made shoes. Because shoes must be carefully constructed, before being beautiful. If they are also beautiful, all the better”.