Qingdao textile enterprise expands innovation

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-02-14

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Jifa Group, a 66-year-old textile company situated in Qingdao, Shandong province, is involved in around 100 innovative projects and produces over 200 million pieces annually in its smart factories.

For energy and water conservation, the company opted to create the supercritical carbon dioxide anhydrous dyeing method in 2014. Jifa has successfully addressed a number of important equipment challenges and completed pilot tests and a production line after more than 5,000 times of periodic research and testing.

The Chinese Textile Engineering Society defined the technology in the dyeing process without water, chemical additives, sewage discharge, high dyeing rate, and low operation cost as "one of the 10 disruptive innovation technologies in China's textile industry since the founding of the People's Republic of China".

Jifa Group has been creating innovative materials and fabrics in recent years, in addition to breaking new ground in anhydrous printing and dyeing technologies. Every year, the firm can create 1,000 new types of fabric goods and 12,000 new dyeing processes.

"There can be no enterprise development without innovation," said Yang Weidong, chairman of Jifa Group, adding that the company will continue to promote technological innovation and build Jifa into a century-old enterprise.


Jifa Group's textile workshop. [Photo/Qingdao News]


A worker inspects products at Jifa Group's factory. [Photo/Qingdao News]


Employees work inside Jifa Group's factory. [Photo/Qingdao News]


An exhibition area shows the anhydrous dyeing technique developed by Jifa Group. [Photo/Qingdao News]


An assembly line inside Jifa Group's factory. [Photo/Qingdao News]