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Background

 

Footwear & Recreation Technology Research Institute was established on July 1 ,1991. In order to achieve the upgrading and promoting strategy of the government in footwear & recreation industries, the institute pursues the goal in innovation design, manufacturing techniques, material research and development, quality and testing certification, operation management, knowledge services, marketing surveys, relation technology transfer and personnel training.

 

History of FRT

 

  • - In April,1985 the committee of Taiwan Footwear Manufacturers Association agreed to build a “Footwear Manufacture Training Center”
  • - In July, 1991 Taiwan Footwear Research Institute (T.F.R.I.) was formally established
  • - In June, 2002 the institute transform to “Footwear & Recreation Technology Research Institute (FRT)”
  • - In November, 2006 the expansion of the testing and R & D buildings were completed
  • - In August, 2009 a newly multi-functional international auditorium located on the third floor of the R & D building was completed
  • - In November, 2010 the expansion of the fashion design development center was completed

 

Mission Orientation

 

  • - Industrial technology development institute
  • - Innovation design and research institute
  • - Testing, inspection, and certification center
  • - International, innovation and incubation center
  • - Industrial personnel training center

 

Environment

 

R & D Laboratory

 

  • - Fitness Equipment Lab.
  • - ICT Applications R&D Lab.
  • - Assistive Devices Lab.
  • - High Performance Elastomers Lab.
  • - Leather Lab.
  • - Senior Citizens Living Lab.

 

Testing Laboratory

 

  • - Functional Footwear Lab
  • - Climate and Safety Testing Lab
  • - Leather Testing Lab
  • - Textile Testing Lab
  • - Conditioning Lab
  • - Instruments Lab
  • - Chemical Analysis Lab
  • - Polymer Testing Lab
  • - Endurance Testing Lab
  • - Microbiology Testing Lab

 

Workshop

 

  • - Assistive Device Workshop
  • - Footwear Tech. Development Workshop
  • - Rapid Bag Development Workshop

 

Promotion Center

 

Orthotic, Prosthetic and Mobile Assistive Device Promotion Center


 

Testing & Certification Services

 

Physical and Chemical Testing of Footwear, Bag, and Trunk

 

  • - Physical examination of fabrics and polymer materials of footwear
  • - Chemical testing of footwear, bag, and trunk materials
  • - Physical and chemical property analysis of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
  • - Facility planning, evaluation and technical consultation for laboratory
  • - Product testing of MIT-marked footwear, bag, and trunk

 

Physical and Chemical Property Testing of Recreation Products and Rehabilitation Devices

  • - Basic physical and chemical property testing for material, semi-finished, and finished products…etc
  • - Safety testing for individual protection gear…etc
  • - Functional and analytical testing for anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties…etc
  • - Analytical chemistry in toxic and chemical property testing

 

Endurance Test Laboratory

 

  • - Safety requirements and tests for exercise bikes, treadmills and elliptical trainers
  • - Safety requirements and tests for skateboards, inline-skates and roller-skates
  • - Safety requirements and tests for wheelchairs and scooters

 

Laboratory Certification

 

  • - Products certification, testing items, and testing regulations set up
  • - Product certifications
  • - Cooperate with international certification institutions and authorized authentication
  • - Facility planning, evaluation and technical consultation

 

Laboratory Accreditation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer services

 

  • - Customized consulting services in materials and product testing or testing environment setup
  • - Provide professional product testing knowledge and information in our web site (http://testing.shoenet.org.tw
  • - Help enterprises to apply government or public resources

 

Contact information

 

Footwear & Recreation Technology Research Institute

No. 11, 8th Rd., Industrial Park, Taichung, Taiwan, 407

TEL: 886-4-23590112ext 726   FAX: 886-4-23598903

http://testing.shoenet.org.tw

E-mail: testing@bestmotion.com