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Assessing the strength of tapes and reinforcement
Explaining how these footwear materials can be evaluated to ensure that they are suitable for their intended purpose.
In order to fulfil their purpose, reinforcement materials of all types must be strong. They must be capable of providing sufficient resistance to stress applied to the upper, to prevent it causing damage. Although it is important that reinforcing materials have a high breaking load, this characteristic is just one factor in ensuring that they are fit for purpose and will do their job correctly.
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