Web Exclusive | June 2019
PolyU & Wuyi University working on R&D of green textiles
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Wuyi University (WYU) are working together on R&D of green and healthy textile materials over a span of three years. The collaboration marks an important milestone of joint research and development effort between Hong Kong and Jiangmen – two major cities in the Greater Bay Area. The two have signed a collaborative framework agreement.
As one of the world’s largest textile and garment production and consumption regions, the Mainland’s growing demand for “green and healthy” textile has created a huge market potential for antibacterial and mildew resistant textiles.
The collaboration aims to facilitate the experts from the two universities to innovate dyeing and finishing technologies for fabrics so as to address the health and environmental concerns associated with man-made fibres and their chemical processes. As textiles are good substrates for exponential bacterial growth and microbial proliferation under appropriate moisture, nutrients, and temperature conditions, the research will also study the ingredients and methodologies to enhance the antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal performances in textiles.