R&D is a vital function for Aloft. To be a “state-of-the art” kind of company, we must be aware of the latest innovations in terms of machinery, technology, processing and materials. Our customers expect the best solution available for each project, and our open-minded approach to every new idea means were up to the challenge.
In addition to developing and testing ideas and prototypes in our own lab, we work together with universities and other centres of excellence to exchange know-how, thus promoting research, design and economic capabilities.
Rapid prototyping allows us to quickly transform a concept into a product and test it.
Due to our considerable experience in technical footwear, we have the proven ability to develop high performance rubber formulations and to work with advanced thermoplastic materials resulting in:
• Technical formulations to rigorous specifications.
• Development of new pigments and colour ways.
• Formulation of rubber on-demand.
• Incorporation of new technical pigments and colour combinations for multi-layered products.