In addition, rigorous testing of these fabrics and textiles creates a number of technical challenges. Companies often have to perform multiple trials and testing to ensure product durability, functionality and performance.
Examples of eligible R&D activities:
- Design of new or improved products to use on items such as clothing, seats or shoes;
- New manufacturing processes;
- Development of new materials and alternative chemicals;
- Improvements on variables such as weight, strength, durability and texture of the product;
- Prototyping and testing.