HKRITA Reaps Rich Rewards in International Exhibition

Feeling is something which is never easy to measure. It is the same as measuring the hand feel of a fabric. Similarly, meeting the rigorous standard of colour measurement on fabrics is difficult. To tackle these issues innovation is needed.

Two HKRITA’s measurement devices entered in the 41st International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2013 were awarded for...

Application and Business Opportunities of Fabric Sensor

Textiles play an important role in our everyday lives. Fabric Sensors for Three Dimensional Surface Pressure Mapping, a HKRITA’s commercialised technology which is developed by Prof Tao Xiaoming of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, demonstrates clearly the wide application of textiles technology in our daily life. Applying the fabric sensor technology, Prof Tao has further developed Intelligent Footwear System Embedded with Fabric Pressure Sensor...

DTC Provides Exchange Platform on Machine Technologies

The China (Dongguan) International Textile and Clothing Industry Fair (DTC 2013) is one of the well-known exhibitions staged in South China to showcase textiles machinery and equipment. This year, the 14th session took place at GD Modern International Exhibition Centre from 10 - 13 April 2013. Representatives of HKRITA made use of this opportunity to introduce our latest technology to the industry...

Computerised Coaching System for Sewing Line Management

The Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA) has assisted the clothing industry in enhancing its global competitiveness for many years. The fashion business nowadays is subject to unpredictable changes, and in the context of garment sewing lines, most of the frontline managers and supervisors often use the rule-of-thumb methods to solve common problems and make decisions. This leads to occasional unsatisfactory results...

Three new research projects have recently been approved with HK$5.56 million in funding support:

Innovative Design and Evaluation Technologies

Technological Aspects for Designing Warp Knitted Fabrics

Enhanced Industrial Systems & Infrastructure

Develop a Knowledge Based 3D Shoe Design, Patterning & Mass Customization System to Strengthen the New Product Development Capability of Hong Kong Footwear Industry

Quick Response Quality Management (QRQM) Platform for Apparel Supply Chain

  Interstoff Asia Essential - Spring 2013
13-15 Mar 2013
HKRITA displayed a number of projects in the Research and Education Zone, namely Fabric Touch Tester, Smart Multi-adhesive-carrying-rollers Lamination System for Intimate Apparel Industry, Nu-Torque™ Cotton Yarn Production Technology, Novel Design and Evaluation Technologies for the Production of High-Performance Running and ...
10-13 Apr 2013
26-27 Mar 2013
26 Mar 2013
The 6th International Symposium of Intimate Apparel
25 Mar 2013
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2013
14-17 Jan 2013

29 Apr 2013 Briefing Session for R&D Project Applications 2013 Y306, Block Y, Lee Sau Kee Bldg, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
5 - 10 May 2013 Overseas Training on Eco-Textile Technology in Japan Japan
16 May 2013 S423-24, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
10 - 13 Jun 2013 Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China
8 -11 Jul 2013 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

(From left) Elliot, Heidi and Peggy

Welcome on Board

Three members have joined HKRITA.

Mr Elliot Kam, Project Officer, has worked in the R&D area for many years. He says, “I have been given an opportunity from this job to utilise my knowledge and experience to advance the development and application of technology from another angle. It will be a challenging and meaningful working experience.”

Miss Heidi Li, Executive Officer (Adm) is happy to take up the new job, “I look forward to overcoming the challenges ahead. I hope my working experience and skills are able to facilitate the daily operations and enhance the corporate governance of the center.”

Miss Peggy Wong, Accounting Officer, had no knowledge about HKRITA before she joined the company. She likes her new job, “I like to work with my colleagues, although sometimes I have to learn to get along with others. I thank my superior for taking care of me during my probation period. I hope I could be a bridge between the Accounts Section and other Divisions so that we will have closer collaboration.”

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