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2018 R&D 100 Awards - Special Recognition Award (Green Tech) - Bronze Award

Awarded Project: Bio-based and Degradable Textiles with Multi-Functions and Added Values

The R&D 100 Awards program identifies and celebrates the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the past year, recognising new commercial products, technologies and materials for their technological significance that are available for sale or license.

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This project aims to extend the applications of bio-based and eco-friendly polymers and fibres to "green" textiles, which is based on polymer blending materials, texturing filament yarns, textile and dyeing processes, as well as 3D printing technology of multi-materials.

This project includes three parts:

  1. Development of new spinning, knitting, dyeing, and finishing processes and fashion style design to manufacture a series of silk-like, light-thin and top-grade "green" knitting.
  2. To research and develop bio-based medical compression stockings which are light, thin and smart for treating varicose vein;
  3. Based on the novel 3D printing technology, to develop the fabrication technique of degradable biomaterials with complex-shaped, porous and pseudo-textile structures.