Technology Seminar I 2013: Market Trend and Innovation of Cotton Fibre

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel held its first technology seminar this year on 16 May with the theme of “Market Trend and Innovation of Cotton Fibre”. Cotton is one of the most popularly used fibres in the textile and clothing industry, and apparel and home textile spending is expected to nearly double by 2020. The seminar provided an exchange platform to share the information on cotton market development...

HKRITA Launches New Testing and Evaluation Equipment in ShanghaiTex 2013

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel introduced two award winning technologies in the ShanghaiTex 2013.

Dr Shao Si-jie, Research Fellow of Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was invited to speak in a seminar about imaging colour measurement (ICM) systems for the textile and garment industry on 10 June 2013...

Imaging Colour Measurement System (ICM) based on Multi-spectral Technique

The ICM system provides a total solution for the textile and apparel industry when meeting rigorous standards of colour measurement, colour management, color communication and quality control. The system can measure multi-coloured fabric samples with different sizes and regular or irregular shapes, and different textures ranging from yarn-dyed sample, laces, lingerie, accessories, to printing fabric...

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EnPro3: Intelligent Energy Monitoring and Production Management System for the Textile and Garment Industry

Textile manufacturing is an extremely competitive industry. There is a great need to improve the energy utilisation in the manufacturing process and to take remedial measures for cost saving, achieving better quality by minimising wastages, good production scheduling and management of energy allocation. Wavelane Technology Limited reached a licensing agreement with HKRITA at the end of last year to commercialise an energy saving technology...

  Launching of Fabric Touch Tester
11 Jun 2013
The launch of Fabric Touch Tester demonstrated the concerted efforts between HKRITA, research institutions and industry. Mr Sun Tao, Business Development Director, introduced HKRITA’s role and the participation of the project licensee and sponsor SDL Atlas. Mr Fred Cheng...
10 Jun 2013
16 May 2013
29 Apr 2013
10 - 13 Apr 2013

15 Jul 2013 Cotton Views - Global Perspectives on Fashion, Technology and the Industry The Mira Hong Kong, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
16 - 18 Jul 2013 Hong Kong Internet of Things (IoT) Week Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
28 - 29 Aug 2013 Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center EXPO, No.1000, XinGang East Road, 510308 Guangzhou, China
26 Sep 2013 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Sep 2013  
6 Jul -23 Nov 2013 Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT, HK

Internship Programme to Nurture Talented Youth

Talent is one of the key elements when we talk of innovation development. To encourage young talents to make their contributions in the technology and innovative industry, HKRITA has joined the internship programme of the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme and Excellence in Technology Innovation and Commercialisation Scholarship Award Scheme, providing on-the-job training to the undergraduates. Several students from various disciplines and different universities have joined HKRITA to work as interns during this summer.

Working in the R&D centre is new to the interns. One who is from the textiles and clothing discipline hopes that she may relate the knowledge from the textbook to her work. Another student, who is an environmentally conscious teen, tells us that she finds satisfaction in carrying out internet research regarding sustainable development of the textile industry.

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