Multi-functional Uniform (anti-mosquito)

Parent Project: High Performance Advanced Materials for Textile and Apparels (GHS/088/04)

Mosquito is referred to as one of the world's deadliest insect in terms of the amount of death caused each year by diseases spread by mosquito bites. It is known to spread malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, dengue, encephalitis, filariasis and etc.

This project aims to produce clothing product capable to effectively protect wearers from mosquito and various insect bites, that is of high performance and long lasting durability, especially useful for outdoor activities, such as for police officers from the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) who patrols at rural areas. The garment is expected to effectively repel mosquitoes and common outdoor insects such as ticks, ants, chiggers, fleas, which implies lowering risks of the spread of diseases and physical discomfort brought by these insect bites. Benefits of this project will be wide spread, applicable to all sectors where worker's job require outdoor exposure to insects, many categories of clothing products, inclusive but not limited to activewear, kidswear, outdoor gear and etc. Technological optimization works and testing methods that accurately reflect today's wearing condition are structured into this project to accurately assess the technology performance in today's environment.

Application

Advanced evaluation systems developed by HKRITA or the research institutes such as Fabric Touch Tester, CAD Simulation System, Walter™ Sweating Manikin and Climatic Chamber were applied to provide accurate data simulating human body’s sensory responses to the fabric or external environment. Addition to the production of uniforms, some projects also lay down a set of technical specification for the departments’ further purchase.

HKRITA once worked with the Correctional Services Department, Fire Services Department, Marine Police and Food and Environmental Hygiene Department to develop their uniform with consideration of their unique work environments respectively. In these projects, a series of meticulous tests, analysis and evaluation on functions like tensile strength, waterproof and windproof were conducted to select the most suitable fabric.

Project Name (ITF)
Trial: High Performance Advanced Materials for Textile and Apparels (Anti-mos Police Uniform)
Project Number (ITF)
ITT/025/15TP