Cotton and polyester blended-fibre fabrics can be recycled and turning cotton into cellulose powder through hydrothermal treatment. These cellulose powders, apart from being converted into Cellulosic Superabsorbent Polymer (C-SAP), can be transformed to green fibres with functional properties. This technology provides a second life to the huge amount of textile waste and adds value to cellulose powders as fibers and textiles once again.
Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR government, and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
HKRITA has achieved research deliverables over the years around our research clusters targeting in sustainability, industry advancement and social benefits through our centre-owned research teams and laboratories as well as collaborations with industry partners and institutions.