You’ve had an amazing idea that will turn the wipes world upside down. Or, you’ve come up with an innovative twist for a surgical mask. But how do you turn your great ideas into viable products?
- Do market research. First of all, figure out if your great idea is really something that the market needs and/or desires. Are there similar products in the market? What are their price points? Where are they sold? Who makes them? Who buys them?
- Consult the patent office. If your idea is truly innovative, you will want to file a patent to protect your idea. Do some research on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website to determine if there are any existing patents similar to your product idea.
- Develop a prototype. Put pen to paper and develop a prototype with real specifications. You should verify that your product idea works the way you’ve imagined it. This will give you a chance to tweak your product and figure out if there is a way to make it better.
- Get a patent. You’ve already done the preliminary product research but now is the time to consult a local patent attorney to protect your intellectual property.
- Develop a production plan. Figure out how, when, and where you are going to produce your product. You may need to select manufacturing partners to assist you in the production of your product.
Great ideas happen. The market for nonwoven fabrics and products is growing all the time. Moving your ideas into a viable product is a lengthy, time-consuming process that can be made easier with the right partners. Select nonwoven manufacturers whose goals align with yours and who have proven track records of reliable quality manufacturing.
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