Protein (wool or silk) fibres is one of the most commonly used textile materials. It is often mixed with other materials in textile manufacturing. This project uses the triboelectric effect to separate protein fibres from textile waste by a special treatment other than hydrothermal, biological or mechanical methods.
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.