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Innovation of Highly Efficient Far Infrared Functional Textiles

This project is aimed at the development of a high-efficient far-infrared (FIR) functional textiles, proposed as an innovative technology, to achieve higher heat preservation and body well-being benefits at the same time. Compared with traditional far-infrared textiles production, this innovative FIR textile production methodology is more cost-competitive and eco-friendly. Based on the exploration of the influence of spinning parameters to FIR fiber performance, an optic simulation model will be developed to predict the fiber FIR effects, which will facilitate the production plan for eco-friendly FIR fibers. In this optic simulation model and production plan, variables such as fiber brightness, finesse, linear shape, cross-section shape and drawing method, will be adjusted to achieve the most optical result to maximum FIR effects and higher product quality at the same time. As an excellent technological breakthrough, it may fill traditional product gap and form a core for the next generation of FIR textiles in the future. The proposed technology presents a high-technology, value-added and useful textile product to increase the competitive capacity of the Hong Kong textile and fashion industry and business.

Awards

Gold Medal in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva(2019)
Thailand Award for the Best International Invention in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva(2019)
Project No. (ITC) ITP/001/18TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Dr. LI Li
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 4,861,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2018-03-31
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2020-03-30
Sponsors
Jiangsu ZJA New Material Co. Ltd.
Yiwu Huading Nylon Co. Ltd.
IP Number
17/046,488
18925522.7
42020006644.7
305267818
2018107246265