The Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2007, the biggest fashion event of the year was held from 15 – 18 January 2007 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). HKRITA exhibited several R&D projects including Nano textiles, Nu-torque yarn technology and Shape Memory fabrics/ garments at the Fair…

The first tranche call for funding of R&D projects resulted in 18 project applications with total funding of around HK$35 million. After meticulous vetting, 10 platform research projects have been approved. These projects core research and development in the following focus areas:

New Materials, Textiles and Apparel Products
1. Biofunctional Material and Application
Development of an Innovative Finishing System for Wet Processing of Garments and Accessories
Advanced Functional Surface Treatment Technology for Textile Materials
Development of Shape Memory Knitted Fabrics/Garments

Advanced Textile and Production Technologies
5. Advanced Textile and Garment Manufacturing Process Technology
Development of a Laboratory-Scale Electrochemical Mercerization and Bleaching System for Technological Evaluation
7. Finer Nu-Torque Cotton Yarn Production

Innovative Design and Evaluation Technologies
Advanced Clothing Functional Design CAD Technologies
Imaging Colour Measurement (ICM) System for Textile and Garment Industry
Development of Fabric Structure Analysis and Appearance Evaluation System

Details of the projects will be available in HKRITA website shortly. For further enquiry, please contact our R&D team at or 2627 8185.

Production Technology and Applications of Nu-Torque™ Singles Ring Yarns

The development of a new spinning technology “Nu-Torque™” is to meet the demands on fabric softness, surface clearness and dimensional stability. “Nu-Torque™” implies new torque or nil torque of a single yarn. Ring spinning systems have been the major technology for producing yarns with good softness, optimal yarn structure and high flexibility which has never been achieved by un-conventional spun yarn. However, one of the disadvantages related to the conventional ring spinning process is the yarn residual torque or twist liveliness which builds up as the twist is inserted. It is known that the residual torque of a twisted yarn is the most prominent and fundamental factor contributing to spirality, distortion of single jersey knitted fabrics and surface unevenness of denim fabric after stone-wash finishing......


HKRITA hosts its first Symposium

The technology symposium provides an opportunity for textiles and apparel experts to share their knowledge and research experience in various subjects which conform to our four technology focus areas. The symposium will also provide an opportunity for participants to explore areas for potential research and development.


19 – 20 April 2007 (Thu & Fri)


9:00am – 5:30pm


Chiang Chen Studio Theatre
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong


English & Cantonese


Two-days: HK$400 including refreshments, luncheon and programme materials.
One-day: HK$250 including refreshments, luncheon and programme materials.

Remark: Please click here for details

Please complete and return the registration form to us by fax (852) 2364 2727; or by email: for reservation.

Contact Information:
Registration: Miss Bonny Li (852) 2627 8112 /
Enquiry: Ms Lydia Fung (852) 2627 8111 /

Miss Rachel Wong has joined HKRITA as Executive Officer on 1 March 2007. She will assist the Administration Manager in office administration, procurement and HR function.

“It’s delightful to join the big warm family of HKRITA, working together with the dynamic research members and marvellous supporting teams, providing added value to the administration unit as well as the joyful atmosphere of the institute.”

~Rachel Wong~


  Seminar on The Latest Breakthrough in Technology for Textile Dyeing and Finishing
27 Jan 2007

The seminar of “The Latest Breakthrough in Technology for Textile Dyeing and Finishing” organised by Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers, had smoothly run on 27 January 2007......
Seminar in the 8th China (Dongguan) International Textile Industry Fair
30 Mar 2007
Naming Ceremony of the Troels H. Povlsen Care Apparel Centre
18 Jan 2007
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2007
15-18 Jan 2007
Innovation Festival 06 – Closing cum Award Presentation Ceremony for My Favourite Inventions for Quality Living Competition
01 Dec 2006

  Delegation from Japanese Chemical Fibers Association
12 Feb 2007
Guests from Procter & Gamble
06 Feb 2007
Guests from Arena Sportwear Company
29 Jan 2007
Delegation from Hong Kong Productivity Council
25 Jan 2007
Consul General of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
23 Jan 2007
Delegation from DowChem
11 Jan 2007
Guests from Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals’ Association
09 Dec 2006

19-20 Apr 2007 Technology Symposium for Textiles and Apparel: New Ideas, New Opportunities Chiang Chen Studio Theatre,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
29-30 May 2007 2007 International Textile Conference Hangzhou, China
10-13 Jul 2007 Hong Kong Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 HKCEC, Wan Chai

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
Address: R906-07, Shirley Chan Building
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2627 0180 Fax: (852) 2364 2727 E-mail:

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