PolyU, or the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has signed a collaborative agreement with Wuyi University, China to endorse and promote green and healthy textiles. The agreement states both PolyU and the Chinese university will invest in the research and development of green and healthy textiles for a period extending up to three years.
The collaborative deal will help the experts of both universities to introduce new dyeing and finishing technologies for fabrics in order to minimise or eliminate the ill-effects caused by fibers and its associated processes on environment. What makes the agreement stand out is the methodologies that the research will study to enhance the antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti fungal textile properties. The agreement would help PolyU in successfully developing the next generation of green and healthy fabrics.