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ITC offers an extraordinary environment for students, with a close-knit community within one of the world's leading universities in the fashion and textile sciences. All the state-of-the-art facilities foster the development of ITC as a force in visionary research and in the pedagogy of higher education in fashion and textiles.

Our facilities include:

3D Coloration Laboratory
3D Coloration Laboratory

Location : MN015

Telephone : 2766 7873

Technical Officer In-charge : YU Annie

3D coloration laboratory is equipped with "Robotex" machine. The machine can apply colour spraying directly on garment with a robotic arm. The programme function of robotic arm can apply in the industry to facilitate a faster mass production.

3D Body Scanning Laboratory
3D Body Scanning Laboratory

Location : ST606

Telephone : 2766 6512

Technical Officer In-charge : Wong Eric

3D body scanning laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art 3D body scanning system Vitus Smart XXL from Human Solutions. The laboratory is extensively used to support many research activities, such as 3D pattern design, studies on intimate apparel, sizing China anthropometrics, etc.

Visual Fashion Retailing Theatre (4D Theatre)
Visual Fashion Retailing Theatre (4D Theatre)

Location : ST602

Telephone : 2766 6512

Technical Officer In-charge : Wong Eric

Visual fashion retailing theatre is equipped with panoramic screen, sophisticated motion-picture projection system, digital surround-sound effects and multisensory simulation technology. These cutting-edge technologies immerse viewers in larger-than-life 2-D and 3-D images and ultra-realistic digital sound. It also enables students to create simulated virtual environment which opens up unlimited explorations in fashion business.

Analytical Laboratory
Analytical Laboratory

Location : QT806

Telephone : 2766 6477

Technical Officer In-charge : CHOI Pui-shan Rise

Analytical laboratory is equipped with sophisticated analytical instruments, including High Performance Liquid Chromatography, a Gas Chromatography/Mass Selective Detector, Light Fastness Machine, Toxicity Analyser, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Thermo Mechanical Analyser, Thermo Gravimetric Analyser and Differential Scanning Calorimeter etc. These instruments are all computerised and can perform a great deal of work on the characterisation, evaluation and analytsis of water quality, toxicity, textile fibre and fabric structures, dyestuffs and finishing agent properties. Many industrial projects have recently been conducted in the analytical laboratory such as a study on the wrinkle-resistance of cotton and ramie, modification of the properties of tencel fibres, the dyeing of flame-retardant PBI fabrics and the application of nanotechnologies to improve the functional effects of garments.

Apparel Finishing Laboratory
Apparel Finishing Laboratory

Location : MN014

Telephone : 2766 7873

Technical Officer In-charge : YU Annie

Apparel finishing laboratory are equipped with high speed digital printer for transfer printing, manual and programmable machines for embroidery and rhinestone motif design, high technology laser machine for engraving, and also spraying machine for pattern painting. This laboratory provides a specific working environment with high technological equipments in apparel finishing process to foster the creativity of student mind. The goal of the apparel finishing laboratory is to stimulate the creative mind in students by integrate the application of apparel finishing approaches.

Bio-functional Textiles Laboratory
Bio-functional Textiles Laboratory

Location : MN104

Telephone : 2766 6461

Technical Officer In-charge : Tam W. K.

Bio-functional textiles laboratory is designed for scientific knowledge development in the area of functional materials and textiles. With integrated use of advanced science and principle to study the relationship between clothing and human biology, medicine, behaviour and health; innovative materials, devices and apparel are developed for intelligent healthy lifestyle.

Care Apparel Laboratory
Care Apparel Laboratory

Location : HJ211

Telephone : 2766 7872

Technical Officer In-charge : CHEUNG Michael

Care apparel laboratory was established in 2006, it integrates the concepts of ‘specialised clothing’ and ‘social care’ with an aim to serve the elderly and disabled. Through clothing, it demonstrates care and concern for the society. The centre also provides the community with specialist consultation and resources in order to promote the concepts and importance of care apparel through the joint efforts of experts at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, clothing designers and technicians, rehabilitation specialists, health care professionals and social scientists.

Colour Evaluation Laboratory
Colour Evaluation Laboratory

Location : QT801

Telephone : 2766 6477

Technical Officer In-charge : CHOI Pui-shan Rise

Colour evaluation laboratory houses the equipment mainly for colour characterisation of textile and non-textile samples. The instruments used such as the MacBeth and the DataColor spectrophotometers are the norm in the industry. The layout and the wall colour of the laboratory are specially designed for colour evaluation. The laboratory also has several standard viewing boxes for colour assessments according to international standards.

Colouration Laboratory
Colouration Laboratory

Location : QT811

Telephone : 2766 6477

Technical Officer In-charge : CHOI Pui-shan Rise

Colouration Laboratory is equipped with various dyeing machines for the lab-dips preparation. Dyeing can be at below a temperature 100°C for polyester fibres. The lab also houses various fastness testers such as the washing tester suitable for European and American standards.

Control Laboratory
Control Laboratory

Location : QT805a

Telephone : 2766 6513

Technical Officer In-charge : Sun M. N.

Control laboratory maintains a standard atmosphere twenty-four a day for testing; i.e., the temperature is set 20 ± 2°C and the relative humidity at 65 ± 2%. The laboratory is equipped with a Vibrocsope to measure fibre linear density, a Spinlab 900 System to test cotton fibres, an Uster Tensorapid 3 to test the strength of single yarns, an Uster Tester 3 to check for evenness and imperfections in yarn, and Instron testers for tensile and compressive testing. One tensile tester is connected with an environmental chamber. Tests for water vapour transmission and cotton bundle strength are also provided. The famous 'Walter' manikin is located here. Both teaching and research work are carried out in the laboratory.

Dyeing and Finishing Workshop
Dyeing and Finishing Workshop

Location : MN007

Telephone : 2766 6461

Technical Officer In-charge : Tam W. K.

Dyeing and finishing workshop houses a variety of dyeing machines from batchwise to continuous processing. Textiles materials in fibre, yarn, fabric and garment forms can be processed in this workshop. The capacity of the machines is suitable for pilot trials. This workshop has a dark-room for printing screen preparation. The printed fibre can be fixed with various steamers available.

Fabric Objective Measurement Laboratory
Fabric Objective Measurement Laboratory

Location : QT805b

Telephone : 2766 6513

Technical Officer In-charge : Sun M. N.

Fabric Objective Measurement Laboratory maintains a standard atmosphere (i.e., the temperature is set 20 ± 2°C and the relative humidity at 65 ± 2%) 24 hours and offers the following testing facilities:

Kawabata Evaluation System of fabric (KES-F). KES-F tests the low stress mechanical properties of fabrics, including compression, surface friction and roughness, bending, shear and extension.

Fabric Assurance by Simple Test. FAST is used to evaluate the quality of fabric.

KES ThermoLabo II Tester for evaluating thermal comfort properties such as the warm/cool feeling, thermal conductivity and the warmth retention of fabrics.

KES Air-permeability Tester is used for testing the resistance of fabric to the passage of air.

KES Strip-Biaxial Tensile Tester for measuring force applied to the material, which is constrained on one axis and elongated on the other axis.

Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre
Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre

Location : MN109

Telephone : 2766 6511

Technical Officer In-charge : Cheng Yuki

Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre offers increased access to comprehensive fashion information in many different formats. It stores and makes accessible data for textiles and fashion products, supplying current, historical, technical, legal and aesthetic support for a range of users in the clothing industry. Regular exhibitions at the Fashion Gallery are open to public, special fashion events and many other sources of information are displayed on sight for inspiration, creating an open forum and dialogue with the large design community.

Fashion Design Studio
Fashion Design Studio

Location : QT 6/F

Telephone : 2766 4572

Technical Officer In-charge : So Y. K.

Fashion design studio is designed for creating an interactive and stimulating learning and teaching environment for design nourishment, ITC has redesigned and reconstructed the whole of the QT wing on the 6th floor to a brand new Fashion Design Studio under one roof. Occupying a total area of 650 square meters, the Studio consists of 4 lecture rooms, 2 pattern construction laboratories, a project laboratory, 85 sets of design cubicles and lockers, a brainstorming area and 4 staff offices. The Studio is installed with sophisticated visual equipment. Two sets of audio equipment are installed, one for wireless microphone teaching inside the lecture rooms and laboratories whereas another set in public area for in-door background music or public announcement.

Fashion Gallery
Fashion Gallery

Location : MN109

Telephone : 2766 6511

Technical Officer In-charge : Cheng Yuki

Fibre Optics Laboratory
Fibre Optics Laboratory

Location : MN019a

Telephone : 2766 6497

Technical Officer In-charge : Hui Kevin

Fibre optics laboratory provides a platform for research staff to be engaged in the following research activities:

Fabrication of grating in optical fibres and polymer materials
Characterization of spectrum properties of optical fibres
Analysis of electro-optical characteristics and photo fluorescence characteristics.

Flexible Display Laboratory
Flexible Display Laboratory

Location : W102a

Telephone : 2766 6504

Technical Officer In-charge : Choi K. O.

Flexible display laboratory was established in 2003, with Professor Xiao-ming Tao as the founding director, under the enthusiastic support of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to work on the areas of flexible organic light-emitting devices (FOLED), nanomaterials & nanotechnology, and thin films technologies for smart wearable electronics. Multi-chambers thermal deposition system and R.F. magnetron sputtering system have been established in FDLab.

Garment Workshop
Garment Workshop

Location : MN005

Telephone : 2766 6475

Technical Officer In-charge : SIU Yan-kay Suki

Garment workshop is designed to familiarize students the garment manufacturing processes, especially on sewing and finishing. The workshop is equipped different types of sewing machines such as lockstitch sewing machines, special sewing machines, advanced sewing machines and linking machines. A set of the modular sewing system is established in the workshop to let the students understand the advanced sewing process. Meanwhile, the pressing and fusing machines are set up in the workshop.

Intimate Apparel Design Studio
Intimate Apparel Design Studio

Location : MN108

Telephone : 2766 6688

Technical Officer In-charge : SIU Yan-kay Suki

Intimate apparel design studio occupies an area of 106 square metres. It is housed with colourful intimate apparel garment, fabrics, accessories and related resources, multi-media teaching facilities and learning tools. It provides an inspiring and encouraging environment to stimulate students' creative thinking. Most of the programme's compulsory subjects are conducted here. There is constant update of the materials and resources with the support from the industry.

Knitting Workshop
Knitting Workshop

Location : MN004

Telephone : 2766 4176

Technical Officer In-charge : LIU Su

Knitting workshop provides a comprehensive range of equipments for learning the knitting technology being used in the apparel industry. A quarter of the workshop is dedicated to basic training in weft knitting, where over 20 units of manual knitting machine, are in place. That is also a studio for knit designs, where sample swatches are knitted and displayed. Powered machines include warp knitting machines, flat knitting machines and circular knitting machines. The group of warp knitting machines includes a Rashcel machine, a Tricot machine and a scarf machine. The 3 units of power flat knitting machines are nearly all capable computer-controlled automatic machines. The range of circular machines includes a small diameter teaching machine, a rib machine, an interlock machine, a single jersey machine and a large diameter jacquard machine with a selection of electronic needles. Other specialised machines include a sock machine, a glove machine and a state-of-the-art, seamless garment machine.

Laser Engraving Laboratory
Laser Engraving Laboratory

Location : MN018

Telephone : 3400 3933

Technical Officer In-charge : Hui Kevin

Laser engraving laboratory is equiped with a Spaish Laser GFK Flexi-150. The laser source is excited by CO2 in the form of infrared with wavelength 10.6um, and can provide a maximum power at 150W to engrave and even cutting on a wide range of textile materials. As the same supplier of the "Robotex" in MN015, this system also consists of a mannequin system which 2 sizable dummies can be "flip-flop" to the laser head and process under laser, this system enhances the production rate and repeatability of fabric since the laser engraving area are the same in every treatment. It is also an environmental friendly post-treatment process, since only evaporated dye and few carbon particles will be produced during production, traditional washing and bleaching processes can be eliminated thus no contaminated water will be discharged, and less energy will be used.

Laser Treatment Laboratory
Laser Treatment Laboratory

Location : MN017

Telephone : 3400 3932

Technical Officer In-charge : Hui Kevin

Laser treatment laboratory is equipped with an UV-laser with Helium-Cadmium as source excited at 325nm; this laser is now mainly use for some optical measurement.

 

Material Synthesis & Processing Laboratory
Material Synthesis & Processing Laboratory

Location : W605

Telephone : 2766 4173 / 2766 4174

Technical Officer In-charge : Ho W. K.

Material processing and synthesis laboratory is equipped with diversified laboratory instruments and equipments for material synthesis, characterization, and studying material properties. The instruments include Atmospheric Plasma, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer, Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectrometer, Gel Permeation Chromatography, Gas Chromatography Mass spectrometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Particle Size Analyzer, UV/Visible spectrometer, Zeta-Potential Analyzer etc. There are a number of research projects carried out in this laboratory, for example development of shape memory knitted fabrics/garments, advanced functional surface treatment technology for textile materials, visible light-self cleaning technology, flame retardant technology for textile and apparel.

Multimedia Centre
Multimedia Centre

Location : ST603

Telephone : 2766 6512

Technical Officer In-charge : Wong Eric

Multimedia centre is designed for teaching function for subjects relating to the use of computers. This Centre is equipped with 60 sets of advanced computing systems with the most up-to-date professional software such as Maya, 3D StudioMax, Lectra. These advanced infrastructures facilitate various disciplines in ITC to enhance diverse innovative research and experiments in fashion and textile design. Apart from teaching, this is also the venue for the casual use of personal computers, where the most common types of application software are made available. This Centre is a popular place for students to access the internet and prepare for their courses.

Nano Smart Material Fabrication Research Laboratory
Nano Smart Material Fabrication Research Laboratory

Location : QT001e

Telephone : 2766 6477

Technical Officer In-charge : CHOI Pui-shan Rise

Nano Smart Material Fabrication Research laboratory mainly works on environment friendly materials. The laboratory takes a multidisciplinary approach, and makes use of knowledge in physics, chemistry, polymer sciences, biology and a number of engineering disciplines to develop functional treatment methods for textile materials. Specifically, the research area of the laboratory is:

To develop saleable technologies to prepare smart thermal management materials and fabrics by using phase change materials and nano materials;
To produce nano materials from natural fibres and Chinese herbs;
To develop Eco technologies to apply functional nano materials to textiles and clothing for protection and comfort.

Nanomaterials Processing Laboratory
Nanomaterials Processing Laboratory

Location : W604

Telephone : 2766 4245

Technical Officer In-charge : PANG Siu-kwong Patrick

Nanomaterials processing laboratory was established in 2008, with Professor Xiao-ming Tao as the founding director, under the support of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to work on the areas of nanomaterials & nanotechnology and wearable electronics and photonics. Main facilities in NPLab are Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) system, Electrospinning system, Fiber drawing system and Climatic Test Chamber.

Photographic Studio
Photographic Studio

Location : W202

Telephone : 2766 6512

Technical Officer In-charge : Wong Eric

Photographic studio supports 4 sets of professional studio set working simultaneously with advanced studio lighting systems and digital photographic technologies. It fosters students’ learning experiences and competencies by enhancing creative explorations and professional practice management.

Physical Testing Laboratory
Physical Testing Laboratory

Location : QT810

Telephone : 2766 6504

Technical Officer In-charge : Choi K. O.

Physical testing laboratory consists of assorted equipments for testing the physical properties of textile materials. For fibres, the tests include those for wool and cotton fibre fineness, cotton maturity, cotton fibre bundle strength, the regaining of moisture and the identification of fibres by microscopes. For yarn, tests are provided on yarn linear density, lea strength, yarn twist, yarn friction, yarn hairiness, yarn abrasion resistance, and the crimp rigidity of synthetic yarns. Fabrics can be tested for abrasion resistance, air permeability, bursting strength, dimensional stability, pilling, snagging, tearing strength, water repellency, water resistance, warmth retention and water vapour transmission. Carpets can be tested for thickness, tuft withdrawal strength and dynamic loading. The laboratory is mainly for teaching and also supports research.

Plasma Treatment Laboratory
Plasma Treatment Laboratory

Location : MN016

Telephone : 3400 3931

Technical Officer In-charge : Hui Kevin

Plasma treatment laboratory is equipped with two units of plasma instruments. One unit is operating under vacuum while the other is operating in atmospheric pressure. The atmospheric plasma system "Atomflo(TM)-400"+B27 is manufactured by Surfx, an American company. The plasma applicator can be fixed on the programmable X-Y-Z robotic system that the plasma treatment can be done automatically. Plasma treatment is applied to fabric surface to alter the physical properties, for example, the surface roughness and surface energy, which is related to the water permeability of fabrics. The plasma treatment is a completely dry process which can be used for treating and modifying material surface without altering much the bulk properties of the materials.

Shape Memory Textile Laboratory
Shape Memory Textile Laboratory

Location : R403

Telephone : 2766 2671

Technical Officer In-charge : Choi K. O.

Shape memory textile laboratory was established in 2004, with project entitled “Development of Shape memory fabrics/Garment” is funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) of the Hong Kong Government with $8 millions under the strong support of leading companies including Bondex International Ltd, Hong Kong Hi-Tec Enterprise, Lai Tak Holdings Limited and TAL Apparel Ltd. Including other sources, the centre has secured around 14 millions in development smart textiles, namely, shape memory textiles that can recover to their original shapes when washed in hot water. The tailor-made shape memory polymers can be used for textile finishing, fibre and file making, which offer great opportunities for smart products and have significant impact on the textile/ garment and other industries.

Spinning Workshop
Spinning Workshop

Location : MN003

Telephone : 2766 6458

Technical Officer In-charge : LAU Cheuk-wai

Spinning workshop is designed for students to learn spinning process. Different kinds of spinning technologies are available and numbers of fibre products are produced.

Walter™ Sweating Manikin Laboratory
Walter™ Sweating Manikin Laboratory

Location : MN107

Telephone : 2766 5980

Technical Officer In-charge : Ng Y. F.

Walter™ sweating manikin Laboratory is equipped with a climatic chamber which can have variable temperature, humidity and wind speed setting. The range of the settings is as follows:

  • Temperature: 10°C - 40°C
  • Relative humidity: 30% - 80%
  • Wind speed: 0.3m/s – 5.0 m/s
  • A sweating fabric manikin - Walter™, is positioned in the climatic chamber for testing the thermal comfort of clothing under different climatic conditions.
Weaving Workshop
Weaving Workshop

Location : MN008

Telephone : 2766 6460

Technical Officer In-charge : Wong W. W.

Weaving workshop is designed for practical classes and applied research work. It is equipped with a wide range of machinery for the production of broad and narrow fabrics, needle punched non-wovens and hand-tufted carpets. It also has its own CAD room installed with various CAD systems for design dobby and jacquard.

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