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Conversion of Lab-scale to industrial scale production technology of (4in1) finishing agents and its application system

Traditionally, to produce a multifunctional fabric, many chemicals and complicated treatment steps would be used, sometimes, these different additive chemicals were incompatible and some functions are disappeared or compromised. In this project, we will develop and scale up a “one-bath method” finishing technology to impart water-, oil-repellent, soil-resistant and wrinkle-free (4in1) properties to textile substrates. It is a new technology which introduces “elastic cross-linking” to the Lotus Nano repellent system. This technology can be applied to the textile fabric (or garment) by any known and convenient method, e.g., by dipping, padding, and drying. The resultant treated fabrics will exhibit excellent and durable multi-care properties, reduced strength loss, soft handle, and good permeability.

Project No. (ITC) ITP/045/09TP
Project Type Fast Track
Project Co-ordinator Prof. XIN John H
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 945,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2010-03-01
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2011-06-30
Sponsors
Esquel Enterprises Limited
Genexy Company Limited
TAL Apparel Limited