HKRITA Projects Gain Industry Awards

Two HKRITA’s projects received a number of awards recently. These recognitions demonstrate that our R&D efforts have been well recognised across a wide range of industries.

Electrolytic Ozone Spray Finishing System for Denim Wear has been awarded the Machinery and Machine Tools Design Certificate of Merit under the 2012 Hong Kong Awards for Industries...

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Showroom Opens

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel’s showroom was opened on 27 August to showcase a series of commercialised deliverables that are ready for industry application. The showroom celebrated its opening with the presence of HKRITA’s board of directors, research partners, as well as government and industry representatives...

The 18th China International Man-made Fibres Conference

The 18th China International Man-made Fibres Conference, organised by China Chemical Fibres Association, was hold in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang on 6 and 7 September. The theme of the discussion was sustainable development of the chemical fibre industry under high production cost.

Mr Sun Tao, Director, Business Development of HKRITA also took part in the conference...

Four Innovative Deliverables Ready for Industry Application

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has four more deliverables that are ready for licensing application:

Fabric Touch Tester is able to measure multiple physical properties of specimens such as the thermal transmission, bending, compression and surface friction aspects in both warp and weft directions...

Research on Textiles and Apparel Supports Sport Development in Hong Kong

An exhibition of “The Brilliance of Olympic and Sportswear Innovation” was held in the Fashion Resources Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in August and September 2012. It featured the deliverables of HKRITA commercialised project Novel Design and Evaluation Technologies for the Production of High-Performance Running and Cycling Wear...

Fabric Touch Tester

The hand feel of a piece of fabric is an important issue when consumption decisions are made. However, at present, research studies in this area and standardised testing methods of its application on fabric are inadequate. Perception processes of touch feelings on fabrics are believed to consist of many inter-connected parts including both neuro-physiological and psychological factors...

Three new research projects have recently been approved with HK$10.5 million in funding support:

Enhanced Industrial Systems and Infrastructure

Innovative Nano-catalysed Ozonation Technology for Dyehouse Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

Activity-based Carbon Footprint Modelling of the Manufacturing Processes of Intimate Apparel Products

Energy-saving and Environmental-friendly Production System and Material – Innovative Textiles and Clothing Production System to Save Energy/Fuel Consumption

Development of Dyeing Natural Textiles in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

  Technology Seminar III 2012: Advanced Knitwear Manufacturing
27 Sep 2012

Knitwear manufacturing is one of the important sectors under the textiles and apparel industry. Complicated procedure to improve finished products on shape retention, shrinkage elimination and softness improvement are involved...

Workshop on An Intelligent Fabric Resource Management System (FRMS) for Fashion Product Development
27 Aug2012
9-11 Aug 2012
Technology Seminar II, 2012
27 Jul 2012

22 - 23 Oct 2012 Shanghai Mode Lingerie Shanghai Exhibition Center
18 Sep - 25 Oct 2012 Module Certificate in Fashion Design Concept and Strategies Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT, HK
29 Oct 2012 HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
27 - 30 Oct 2012 AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong

1 Sep -3 Nov 2012

1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

9 Nov 2012

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

3 - 11 Nov 2012

Hong Kong Science Park

4 - 11 Nov 2012

United Kingdom

9 Oct - 17 Nov 2012

Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT, HK

16 - 21 Nov 2012

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (SZCEC), China

7 Dec 2012

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Roy (left) and Albert

Welcome on Board

Two new colleagues have joined HKRITA recently.

Mr Albert Luk, Information Technology Manager, said, “it is my pleasure to become a member in HKRITA family. This is my first time working in the textile and apparel sector and I am excited to take up the challenge. I hope my experience and knowledge in other industries can be applied to the centre and make contribution to its success.”

Mr Roy Man, Marketing Officer, told us that “I am responsible to promote technology and innovation to the textiles industry through activities like seminars and exhibitions. During the process, I have to face the industry experts and advanced knowledge which is a challenge to me. I look forward to meeting more challenges and make my best to the centre.”

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