Organised by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), the "Technology Symposium for Textiles and Apparel: New Ideas, New Opportunities" was held successfully on 19-20 April 2007 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Symposium attracted 406 attendees. Over 92% of participants came from various industrial sectors including the buying office, trading, textiles and apparel manufacturing…

HK$ 35.6 million has been allocated for the 10 approved projects.

1. New Materials, Textiles and Apparel Products

Project Title

Total ITF Funding Approved (HK$)

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


2. Advanced Textile & Clothing Production Technologies

Project Title

Total ITF Funding Approved (HK$)

Advanced Textile and Garment Manufacturing Process Technology


Development of a Laboratory-Scale Electrochemical Mercerization and Bleaching System for Technological Evaluation


Finer Nu-Torque Cotton Yarn Production


3. Innovative Design and Evaluation Technologies

Project Title

Total ITF Funding Approved (HK$)

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


Any interested parties in sponsoring the projects, please contact our project team at or Mr. Daniel Tsun (852) 2627 8184.

Development of Shape Memory Fabrics/Garments

In the past decades, there has been growing interest in investigating the development and application of polymers with shape memory characteristic. Shape memory polymers were first developed in Japan in 1984. Shape Memory Materials are one group of very promising smart materials. They include shape-memory alloys, shape-memory ceramics and shape-memory polymers. These materials exhibit novel properties such as sensing (thermal, stress, optical, chemical), actuation, high damping, adaptive responses, super-elasticity capability and air permeability ......

Recruitment Gathering 2007 for Final Year Students of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing was held on 21-22 May 2007 at Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. HKRITA participated in the afternoon session on 21 May. The Director, Research and Development, Dr. K.C. HO introduced HKRITA and shared experience with the students, encouraged them to apply for job opening, despite the heavy rain, our staff and the student enjoyed the sharing.



  2007 China International forum on New Technologies of Dyeing & Finishing

The 2007 China International Forum on New Technologies of Dyeing & Finishing was successfully held on 29-30 May 2007 at Hangzhou. The focus of the Forum concentrated in the environmental concern and international requirement on the textile dyeing and finishing as well as the new technologies that improves one-time success rate in dyeing. The Forum divided into two concurrent sections: Internationally New, Environment-friendly Technology for Dyeing and Finishing and Improving Sample Compliance Rate in Dyeing which ......
Visit to Zhejiang University City College and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University at Hangzhou
31 May 2007
Jiangxi, Hong Kong & Guangdong Technology Corporation Conference
22 May 2007
Traders Meet for the Textile Industry
14 May 2007
Reception for Mainland, Taiwan and Foreign Owned Technology Companies
3 May 2007
International Forum on Fashion & Textiles
2-4 May 2007
Technology Symposium for Textiles and Apparel: New Ideas, New Opportunities
19-20 Apr 2007
The 8th China (Dongguan) International Textile Industry Fair
28-31 Mar 2007
Visit to Guangdong Province, China
8-9 Mar 2007

  Delegation visit from Zhejiang, China
05 June 2007
Delegation visit from Jangxi, China
23 May 2007
Delegation visit from Dalang, China
22 May 2007
Delegation from Meywin Limited & Maclaren (HK) Limited
15 May 2007
Delegation visit from De Montfort University, Leciester, UK
19 Mar 2007

10-13 Jul 2007 Hong Kong Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 HKCEC, Wan Chai
23-24 Aug 2007 Fashion Merchandising Training Shanghai, China
14-19 Sept 2007 Innovation Festival 2007 & Innovation Expo 2007 HKCEC, Wan Chai
13 – 20 Sep 2007 Joint exhibition with Institute of Textiles and Clothing, PolyU at ITMA 2007 Munich, Germany

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