Research & Development
Standard Textile’s commitment to helping customers succeed drives us to continually develop innovative ways to design and manufacture textile products to benefit those in the healthcare and hospitality markets.
This commitment to cutting edge research and development has resulted in more than seventy patents with several additional patents pending.
Standard Textile’s emphasis on Research & Development is a differentiating factor in the institutional textile industry. The company focuses on engineering economic value into its products to satisfy customer needs and reduce total operational system costs.
One example of Standard Textile’s unique level of commitment to innovation is the Cincinnati-based Technology Development Center.
This one-of-a-kind facility is, in essence, a miniature scale vertically integrated textile-manufacturing facility featuring custom designed and built machinery that facilitates hyper-speed prototyping of developmental products and concepts.
After a prototype is made in the Technology Development Center, it is subjected to a battery of physical tests to ascertain performance parameters, such as strength, softness, absorbency, shrinkage, colorfastness, etc. Promising concepts are then transferred to full-scale manufacturing trials.
The “test driving” of a broad range of options and ideas prior to full-scale trials effectively identifies and broadens the realm of potential solutions, moving product development consistently forward without interfering with ongoing manufacturing operations.
In 2013, Standard Textile will begin construction on Phase I of an Innovation Center to further accelerate innovation.