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The Third-Phase Research and Development of Imaging Colour Measurement (ICM) System for Textile and Garment Industry

In a previous project funded by the ITF, the second-phase imaging colour measurement (ICM-II) system will be completed in October 2013. The ICM-II system has completed the upgrade and optimization of optical and imaging system from the prototype ICM-I system. Currently, the ICM-II systems are tested in four major textile companies for production trial. The proposed third-phase project (ICM-III) is mainly aimed at developing a next level of spectral colour measurement system and achieving a further improved precision, accurate and repeatable colour measurement of varieties of fabrics with complex colour and pattern combinations, while offering an objective colour assessment in the colour supply chain between retailers, suppliers and buyers. With the fully integrated the optical system, compact and modular hardware arrangement, and optimized software design based on the second-phase ICM system, the ICM-III system will be a fully commercialized and industry-leading colour measurement and management system.


Silver Award in the 1st Asia Exhibition of Inventions Hong Kong (2018)
Commercialisation Opportunity
Project No. (ITC) ITP/048/13TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Prof. XIN John H
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 6,821,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2014-03-17
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2016-11-16
Esquel Enterprises Limited
Fully Honest Corporation Ltd.
TAL Apparel Limited
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