The Challenge Research & Development team focuses on UV Resistance technology. The sun emits a massive amount of energy, and has an impact on all raw materials. As such, every step in the manufacturing process is carefully examined to optimize UV performance. We UV test the filaments of fibers during yarn during selection, the type and setup of looms during weaving, and the chemicals and compounds used during finishing, coating & laminating.

Our R&D team has worked side by side with some of the leading materials development teams & polymer chemists at some of the most advanced chemical companies in the world. We have used the synergies between our team and their experience to develop the best possible UV solution for many of our product lines. All Challenge Sailcloth product lines are UV Resistance (UVR) optimized for their intended use.