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Exhibition Status Update!

With 3 weeks until SHOWTIME, the 20th Anniversary edition welcomes an All-Star cast of new and returning exhibitors, making up the largest DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to date. Due to high demand in all product...

Global designers to exhibit at Luxury Br…

Designers from Europe, Middle East and North America will exhibit at the upcoming Luxury Brands Carpet Show. The second edition of the curated Luxury Brands exhibition and designer carpet collection is scheduled to...

H&M to dress Swedish teams for Olymp…

Hennes and Mauritz Group (H&M) will dress the Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018. The company will create outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies. The collection will...

Saurer to show Allma TechnoCorder TC2 at…

Saurer Technologies GmbH & Co. KG Twisting Solutions, a leading provider of energy efficient solutions for tire cord, carpet, staple, glass filament, and industrial yarns, will present its Allma TechnoCorder TC2 innovative machine...

Cone Denim and Unifi launch S Gene with …

Cone Denim and Unifi have launched the latest in advanced stretch technology - S Gene with Repreve . Combining the advanced stretch technology of S Gene with the superior sustainability and performance of...

Shima Seiki to partake in Premiere Visio…

Leading computerised knitting machine developer, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., is set to participate at the Premiere Vision show, a global event for fashion professionals, to be held in Paris, from February 13 to 15, 2018...

Measurably more productive and econom- i…

Even if the winding machine is only responsible for about 10-15% of the energy consumption (compressed air and electrical energy) when considering the classic ring spinning process, these criteria play an important role...

Wool to dominate at Intertextile Shangha…

Some 3,300 exhibitors from around 20 countries covering all apparel fabrics and accessories product groups are expected at the Spring Edition of the industry’s most comprehensive sourcing platform for the spring/summer season, Intertextile...

HKRITA symposium shed lights on innovation and sustainability


HKRITA symposium shed lights on innovation and sustainability
Mr Arthur C Huang details recycling approach to turn urban waste to valuable materials

The Innovation and Technology Symposium organised by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) was held on September 27 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong. The symposium fosters the discussion of technology development, serving as a platform for the industry exchange.

With the theme of “The Future of Innovation”, the symposium invited a number of speakers to shed light on topics that concerned the textiles and clothing industry. It not only serves as an interactive platform among the industry players, researchers and scholars, but also paves the way for new solutions to challenges.

Research deliverables display in the technology showcase of the Symposium

Research deliverables display in the technology showcase of the Symposium

At the keynote presentation, Mr Arthur C Huang, the Founder and Managing Director of Minwiz Sustainable Energy Development Limited shared his insights on executable eco-solutions to solve urban waste problem, explaining the possibility of sustainable economic growth based on renewable resources.

Mr Frazer Mead, Head of Innovation and Quality, Far East, Marks and Spencer (Asia Pacific) Limited presented the topic of “Innovation – Perspective from a Global Brand”. The presentation explored the world of innovation from a global perspective across a wide variety of industries.

Introduction of polymer-rich functional nanocomposite fiber material

Regarding materials for wider applications in the future, Professor Zhu Meifang, Dean of College of Material Science and Engineering, Dong Hua University, introduced the development process, applications and research directions of polymer-rich functional nanocomposite fiber material.

Since the material has a wide application, such as military industry, aerospace industry, electronic industry and architecture industry, more studies on this issue are found recently. In the light of future development, Professor Zhu encouraged the government to give more resources to relevant research programme and training for researchers. The industry should also seize every opportunity to understand relevant technology development.

Sustainability development is encouraged

Apart from the keynote presentations delivered, five breakout sessions covered the topics of Smart and Advanced Evaluation Technology, Sustainability Development, Advanced Technology for Social Benefits, RFID and Information Systems, and Technology Advancement for Intimate Apparel respectively. In the session with the topic of “Advanced Technology for Social Benefits”, Mr Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer of HKRITA introduced a number of projects that are applicable to every aspect of the society. For instance, Better Quality Community Care of the Elderly which is a security alert system specially designed for elderly centres which take care of people with dementia; Intelligent Footwear System Embedded with Fabric Pressure Sensor which helps diabetic patients avoid foot damage.

Another session themed on Sustainability Development chaired by Prof Philip Yeung, Executive Director of Clothing Industry Training Authority, explained that activity-based carbon footprint modelling of the manufacturing processes of intimate apparel products, another HKRITA’s project further fostered the sustainable development of the textile and clothing industry.

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