Web Exclusive | September 2016
HKRITA’s tech to become industry standards
A fabric touch tester and an imaging colour measurement system for textile and garment industry developed by Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) have the potential to become industry testing and measurement standards in the textiles industry. A demonstration of these two technologies was viewed by a Hong Kong government official.
“The work of the HKRITA facilitates industrial upgrading and transformation, enabling enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to move towards high value-added production. In addition, the development and adoption of technical standards and platforms, such as those in textiles testing and measurements, are also important for Hong Kong to have a strong influence on the development direction of the industries,” said Nicholas W Yang, the secretary for innovation and technology, Hong Kong Government during his visit to HKRITA.
Speaking about the two technologies, Yang said, “These are also important factors in driving re-industrialisation of Hong Kong, namely to attract high-value manufacturing activities in Hong Kong, which will provide better and diversified jobs for Hong Kong people.”