A Breakthrough of HKRITA in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel won two gold medals and three silver medals in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva on 15-19th April 2015. The two gold medals are entered under HKRITA's name as a research institution for the first time in the exhibition...

The Israel visit on R&D

Israel has been long renowned as a destination for global innovation capital due to its pioneering technology and cutting-edge research and development. According to the IMD Global Competitiveness Yearbook 2014, Israel is ranked the first in the world for innovative capacity, and according to WEF Global Competitiveness Yearbook 2014-2015, ranked the third for innovation globally out of 148 economies...

A Novel Sputtering System to Create Captivating Metallic Textiles

Metallising is regarded as a redesign and finishing process which is able to improve functionalities and add decorative value to products. The sputtering coating technology provides great potential for the development of innovative textile products. The developed magnetron sputtering system for roll-to-roll processing is a new system for large-size functional and decorative textiles production. It produces sophisticated metallic effects with stencil pattern designs in an environmentally friendly approach...

The following new research projects have recently been approved with around HK$ 12.9 million in funding support:

New Materials and Textiles and Apparel Products

High-Performance Sportswear and Devices

Wearable Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Textile-Graphene Composite Electrodes

Developing a Pilot Scale Continuous Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment System for Textile Preparation and Finishing

Development of Innovative Apparel products and Evaluation
Advanced Textiles and Clothing Production Technologies

Development of Worsted Yak Yarns and Fabrics
Innovative Design and Evaluation Technologies; and

Development of Sleeping Thermal Comfort Assessment System for Textile Products

Fabric Sensors for Three Dimensional Surface Pressure Mapping
Enhanced Industrial Systems and Infrastructure

Novel Finishing Treatment for Knitwear Using Low Temperature Rapid Evaporation

Quick Response Quality Management (QRQM) Platform for Apparel Supply Chain
Harmless & Environment-friendly Natural & Man-made Fibres with Multi-functionalities

Development of Disposable and Degradable Synthetic Fibres for Textile Industry by Chelating Dual/Multiple Metal Ions Masterbatch Technology

  ISPO Beijing 2015
28 - 31 Jan 2015 
High performance sportswear has great market potential. The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel showcased four projects related to active wear and functional textiles, including High Performance Rowing Suits, Self-Cleaning Textiles, Reusable Elastic Tape and iShoe...
9 -10 Apr 2015
27 - 28 Feb 2015
26 Jan 2015
19 - 22 Jan 2015
21 Jan 2015
21 Jan 2015

10 - 12 May 2015 Hall 1, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, China
11 - 13 May 2015 11/05/2015 - Unit 1201,12/F, Harbour Crystal Centre, 100 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
12/05/2015 - HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
13/05/2015 - Block D, 1/F, Productivity Cuilding, Gaoxin #2 Avenue (Middle), Shenzhen Science Technology Park, Nanshan, Shenzhen, PRD, China
13 - 15 May 2015 Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China
27 - 28 May 2015 Jinan International Convention & Exhibition Center, Shangdong, China
15 - 18 Jun 2015 Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China
1 Apr - 30 Jun 2015 -
4 - 10 Jul 2015 France
25 Mar 2015 - 19 Sep 2015 HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
19 Mar 2014 - 30 Sep 2015 -
12 - 19 Nov 2015 Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

(From left) Kenny, Marco, Hubert and William

Welcome on Board

Four new members have joined HKRITA.

Mr William Tam, Information Technology Manager, is excited about joining the R&D centre and says, "it is my pleasure to join HKRITA. I am proud of working with a group of passionate professionals. By making use of information technology to improve the centre's efficiency, I hope my skills can contribute to HKRITA's success as well as the industry. Being a new member, I sincerely appreciate the great support from everyone in HKRITA."

A team member of William, Mr Kenny Cheung, Information Technology Officer, is also happy to be part of HKRITA. "Prior to officially working in HKRITA, I was here for six months as a contractor of IT on -site support. Therefore, as soon as I joined the centre, I have been able to enjoy the amiable environment. I am very grateful for the support of my supervisors and colleagues, and I am going to do my best to provide comprehensive IT support to my colleagues," Kenny remarks.

Marketing Officer Mr Hubert Fung told us that "it feels great for me to join the marketing team in HKRITA as it enables me to meet new friends from the textiles industry. With my past experience from the R&D Centre, I hope I can adapt to the job soon and face new challenges together with my colleagues."

Mr Marco Lam, Research Assistant, is a Bsc graduate in chemistry. Working previously in a US university has given him a great opportunity to gain experience and explore his research skills. Marco has shared with us his thoughts of working in HKRITA. He comments that the "textile industry is new to me. I treasure all upcoming challenges and will utilize my chemical knowledge in this job. Although working less than a month here, I have already felt the friendliness of my colleagues as they are really supportive. I think it's be great to become one of the members of HKRITA."

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