HKRITA Features Latest Innovations in ITMA 2011

HKRITA introduced five of its innovative machinery products to ITMA, one of the world’s most established textile and garment machinery technology exhibitions, in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 29 September 2011. They were RFID enabled mobile warehouse management system, wet processing system for knitwear finishing, auto-loader machinery for bra-cup moulding, energy and utility management system and finer nu torque™ singles ring yarns technology which can be applied to spinning machines easily...

Six Project Deliverables Open for Licensing Application

HKRITA’s six most cutting-edge technologies are ready for licensing applications. Novel Relaxation Shrinkage Treatment System for Knitwear is a new relaxation processing chamber for knitwear finishing. Both Nano Bio-functional Materials Finishing Technology and Shape Memory Materials Finishing Technology address the needs of textiles chemical producers. Design and Production Solution of Durable Adult Bibs develops textile materials for the production of adult bibs which can meet the stringent laundry requirements imposed by nursing homes and hospitals...

The 4th Global Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Conference

The 4th Global Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Conference was held in July 2011 at Keqiao, China. With its theme of “Selecting the Best Suppliers”, the conference invited renowned scholars, entrepreneurs and business representatives to shed light on the selection of appropriate suppliers in order to ensure procurement quality and reduce relative costs...

Novel Quick Testing Sensors of Formaldehyde in Textile Fabrics and Clothing Products

Formaldehyde testing is very common in the textile industry. There is standard test for it in the market which requires special reagents, equipment and training so possibly making it difficult for people without the special training and access to the equipment to conduct the test. To make the test more user friendly, shorten the testing time and reduce its cost, this project developed a quick formaldehyde testing system to provide an alternative to the industry...

Three new platform research projects have recently been approved with around HK$3.5 million in funding support:

Advanced Textiles and Clothing Production Technologies
Developing a Pilot Scale Continuous Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment System for Textile Preparation and Finishing
Innovative Wrinkle-free Finishing for Cotton Woven Fabrics
Enhanced Industrial Systems and Infrastructure

Conversion to an Industrial Scale Project - An Intelligent Fabric Resource Management System (FRMS) for Fashion Product Development

  Seminar on Smart Textiles, Innovative Drivers for Product Design
25 Aug 2011

Smart textiles have been developed in the last 10 years, and are used in various kinds of textiles products such as sportswear and fitness apparel. The seminar jointly organised with CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories, IFTH-CMA Limited, Institut Francais Textile-Habillement and HKRITA on 25 August, discussed the latest developments and applications in this area.

Vist of Hohenstein Institute
29 Aug 2011
MOU Signed with Shanghai Textile Technology Development Centre (STTDC)
27 Jul 2011

Visit to Tien-Hu Knitting Co in Dongguan

15 Jul 2011

22 Oct 2011 CITA Main Office and Training Center, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
28 Oct 2011 Seminar on the Development of the Clothing Industry 1/F, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
30 Oct - 6 Nov 2011 North Carolina, USA

5 - 13 Nov 2011

Inno Carnival 2011

Hong Kong Science Park

15 Nov 2011 Review Seminar on ITMA 2011 Y306, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
16 - 21 Nov 2011 China Hi-Tech Fair 2011 Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (SZCEC), China
25 - 26 Nov 2011 2-Day Certificate Training of 3D Garment Design and First View Prototyping 1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
1 - 3 Dec 2011 Inno Design Tech Expo Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
5 Nov 2011 - 14 Jan 2012 Advanced Diploma of Technical Designer Rm 1019, 1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

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