Continuous research and development plays a vital role in sustaining the market and industry confidence in the company. Unitex R&D programmes are categorized into three major groups:

Applied R&D: Product-based applied R&D to enhance product performance, reliability, understanding of cost effective manufacturing process and total quality management.

Customer Oriented Design: Versatility of the product to expedite the return of investment of the customers. The focal point of this process is to improve the durability of the key components of the machines which will enable customers to maximize the utilization of the machines to meet the seasonal changes in demand.

Advanced Textile Research: Extending the product life cycle by incorporating new application besides the traditional usage. Such research programmes have been conducted with reputable institutions such as the National University of Singapore, Material Engineering Department, Biomedical Division (Biomat). This research focuses on textile products for industrial engineering, medical and healthcare application.