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Alcantara, the avant-garde of today and tomorrow
Alcantara, the avant-garde of today and tomorrow
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
Local tradition and scientific innovation give birth to a unique material: Alcantara
Local tradition and scientific innovation give birth to a unique material: Alcantara
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: rai
How To Clean Suede and Alcantara | Autoblog Details
How To Clean Suede and Alcantara | Autoblog Details
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: Autoblog
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Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: Cechaflo
How to wrap your center console in Alcantara BRZ FRS GT86
How to wrap your center console in Alcantara BRZ FRS GT86
Published: 2015/02/22
Channel: Frank Hong
Auto Sitzpolster Alcantara und Stoffsitze reinigen | Sonax Xtreme Polster- & Alcantarareiniger
Auto Sitzpolster Alcantara und Stoffsitze reinigen | Sonax Xtreme Polster- & Alcantarareiniger
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: 83metoo
Alcantara (material)
Alcantara (material)
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: WikiWikiup
How to install suede / alcantara in your car / truck
How to install suede / alcantara in your car / truck
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: Edlin
Trick to Cleaning Alcantara Interiors
Trick to Cleaning Alcantara Interiors
Published: 2013/07/16
Channel: AMMO NYC
Official Samsung Alcantara Cover for the Galaxy S8 Plus
Official Samsung Alcantara Cover for the Galaxy S8 Plus
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Tech Zilla
♡Surface Pro 4 Signature Type Cover PROBLEMS♡ Two-tone gray Mélange Alcantara ♡ | Cherry Tung
♡Surface Pro 4 Signature Type Cover PROBLEMS♡ Two-tone gray Mélange Alcantara ♡ | Cherry Tung
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Cherry Tung
How to pronounce Alcantara (Material)
How to pronounce Alcantara (Material)
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: DictionaryPrime
Alcantara richtig reinigen Alcantara pflegen und imprägnieren Autositze Stoffsitze reinigen
Alcantara richtig reinigen Alcantara pflegen und imprägnieren Autositze Stoffsitze reinigen
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: 83metoo
♡New Surface Pro 4 Signature Type Cover♡ two-tone gray mélange Alcantara
♡New Surface Pro 4 Signature Type Cover♡ two-tone gray mélange Alcantara
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Cherry Tung
Microsoft Alcantara Type Cover: Behind the scenes
Microsoft Alcantara Type Cover: Behind the scenes
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Mobilegeeks.de
Suede Pillar Interior Fabric Wrap
Suede Pillar Interior Fabric Wrap
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: Sulihack
PILLING AUF ALCANTARA
PILLING AUF ALCANTARA
Published: 2016/05/21
Channel: LEDERZENTRUM
Genesis Coupe Alcantara Interior Trim Install: Gauge Bezel Wrap
Genesis Coupe Alcantara Interior Trim Install: Gauge Bezel Wrap
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: Bros FOURR Speed
Coverking - Alcantara Seat Cover Materials
Coverking - Alcantara Seat Cover Materials
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: CARiD
Tapiceria Alcántara || Información y limpieza || Thrustmaster T300 || javiermgtv.tk
Tapiceria Alcántara || Información y limpieza || Thrustmaster T300 || javiermgtv.tk
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: J Muñoz
How To: Protecting Suede Alcantara - Fabric Guard Chemical Guys EPIC CAR CARE
How To: Protecting Suede Alcantara - Fabric Guard Chemical Guys EPIC CAR CARE
Published: 2012/12/21
Channel: Chemical Guys
‪Can you Imagine? - Alcantara, extraordinary every day‬
‪Can you Imagine? - Alcantara, extraordinary every day‬
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
Cum Eliminam Definitiv SCAMOSARILE Plusurilor din Ultra-Microfibre (ALCANTARA)?
Cum Eliminam Definitiv SCAMOSARILE Plusurilor din Ultra-Microfibre (ALCANTARA)?
Published: 2012/01/15
Channel: Cristian Pop
Alcantara Dash Wrap | 2011 Subaru WRX
Alcantara Dash Wrap | 2011 Subaru WRX
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Jason Esposito
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 | Signature Type Cover
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 | Signature Type Cover
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Microsoft Surface
Are There Problems With The Surface Laptop?
Are There Problems With The Surface Laptop?
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Dave Lee
Genesis Coupe Alcantara A Pillar Installation
Genesis Coupe Alcantara A Pillar Installation
Published: 2015/05/15
Channel: Bros FOURR Speed
DIY | Alcantara Wrapping Interior | 2004 WRX
DIY | Alcantara Wrapping Interior | 2004 WRX
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: Subie Rumble
Suede Headliner Replacement
Suede Headliner Replacement
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: speedkar99
Skoda Octavia Combi. Interior color beige, material Alcantara
Skoda Octavia Combi. Interior color beige, material Alcantara
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: артур сафин
How to Sew a French Seam / Double Top Stitch
How to Sew a French Seam / Double Top Stitch
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Sailrite
How to Alcantara your interior (Miata)
How to Alcantara your interior (Miata)
Published: 2014/09/06
Channel: NickelNDiminIt
Alcantara Case vs Spigen Case for the Galaxy Note 8
Alcantara Case vs Spigen Case for the Galaxy Note 8
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: itsMeOmar
Lamborghini Aventador with Alcantara Interior
Lamborghini Aventador with Alcantara Interior
Published: 2015/04/15
Channel: NADAValues
Leather Seats vs. Cloth Seats | Did You Know? Segment: Episode 7  -  In 4k UHD!
Leather Seats vs. Cloth Seats | Did You Know? Segment: Episode 7 - In 4k UHD!
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: DriveAndBeDriven
Genesis Coupe Alcantara Interior Trim Install - Lower Dash
Genesis Coupe Alcantara Interior Trim Install - Lower Dash
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: Bros FOURR Speed
How To Clean Suede and Alcantara Interiors - Chemical Guys InnerClean Boss302 Mustang
How To Clean Suede and Alcantara Interiors - Chemical Guys InnerClean Boss302 Mustang
Published: 2012/11/20
Channel: Chemical Guys
Microsoft surface 2017 review
Microsoft surface 2017 review
Published: 2017/05/07
Channel: CMP Tech
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 | Signature Type Cover
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 | Signature Type Cover
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Microsoft Surface
NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R33 PROJECT - Leather-Wrapping - Part VI
NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R33 PROJECT - Leather-Wrapping - Part VI
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Cechaflo
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport interior alcantara chorus
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport interior alcantara chorus
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: Bob Flavin
$40 DIY Suede Dash
$40 DIY Suede Dash
Published: 2016/09/04
Channel: Hoon Garage
BMW Alcantara Interior Wrap!
BMW Alcantara Interior Wrap!
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Clean WHP
Toyota Celica Coating a center armrest with BRIDE Fabric
Toyota Celica Coating a center armrest with BRIDE Fabric
Published: 2015/01/13
Channel: east alps custom
Seat Detail - Our Custom Interiors Are All About Details
Seat Detail - Our Custom Interiors Are All About Details
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: Unplugged Performance
SHAPE YOUR LIFE! Alcantara - MAXXI project. Sebastian Herkner
SHAPE YOUR LIFE! Alcantara - MAXXI project. Sebastian Herkner
Published: 2012/12/24
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
Alcantara fashion collection chosen by Elliot Atkinson @ London Fashion Week A/W 12-13
Alcantara fashion collection chosen by Elliot Atkinson @ London Fashion Week A/W 12-13
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
Car interior colour change using fabric spray paint
Car interior colour change using fabric spray paint
Published: 2007/12/05
Channel: SimplySprayAUS
tren cp procedente de valencia de alcantara destino abroñigal
tren cp procedente de valencia de alcantara destino abroñigal
Published: 2011/03/05
Channel: blancofernandez85
VXR Modification- Alcantara Steering wheel!
VXR Modification- Alcantara Steering wheel!
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: The London Car Scene
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Alcantara is a covering microfibre material manufactured and marketed by Alcantara S.p.A. It is primarily used in the design, fashion, accessories, consumer electronics, automotive and marine industries.[1]

The material was developed in the early 1970s by Miyoshi Okamoto, a scientist working for the Japanese chemical company Toray Industries. It was based on the same technology as another product from the same company named Ultrasuede.[2] Around 1972, a joint venture between Italian chemical company ENI and Toray formed Alcantara SpA in order to manufacture and distribute the material.[3][4] The company is now owned by Toray and Mitsui.

Alcantara is produced by combining an advanced spinning process (producing very low denier bi-component "islands in the sea" fibre) and chemical and textile production processes (needle punching, buffing, impregnation, extraction, finishing, dyeing, etc.) which interact with each other.

Composition[edit]

Alcantara is composed of about 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane,[5] giving increased durability and stain resistance. The appearance and tactile feel of the material is similar to that of suede, and it may be identified as such.

Some versions are designated as flame retardant in order to meet certain fire standards for both furnishings and automobile applications.[3]

Current uses[edit]

Alcantara has applications including furniture,[6] clothing, jewellery, helmets and automotive (such as in seating, dash trimming and headliners in many high-end OEM automotive suppliers). In the world of high fashion, Louis Vuitton uses Alcantara linings in many of its bags. Most famously, in the collaboration with Takashi Murakami under the creative direction of fashion designer Marc Jacobs, wherein the white Multicolor Monogram bags all have a bright fuchsia Alcantara lining.

Alcantara is being used currently as a flame-retardant driver seat covering material for Formula One race cars, including the Williams Formula One 2011 FW33 car.[7] It is also used as a covering material for high-end headphones including the Sennheiser HD800, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear,[8] and Bose QuietComfort 35[9] as well as for other consumer products such as Microsoft's Alcantara keyboard cover for Surface Pro 4,[10] Microsoft's Surface Laptop keyboard[11] and Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone cover.[12] Alcantara is also used in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company website". 
  2. ^ Robert Kanigel Faux real: genuine leather and 200 years of inspired fakes, National Academies Press, 2007 ISBN 0-309-10236-7 p. 192
  3. ^ a b JAB Anstoetz takes over Alcantara distribution, SleeperMagazine.com, 12 June 2010
  4. ^ Giancarlo Colombo (Ed.) Who's Who in Italy 2007 Edition, Volume 2, 2008, ISBN 88-85246-62-1
  5. ^ Walter Fung Coated and laminated textiles, Woodhead Publishing, 2002 ISBN 1-85573-576-8, p. 239
  6. ^ Mel Byars New chairs: design, technology, and materials, Laurence King Publishing, 2006 ISBN 1-85669-413-5 p.98
  7. ^ F1 Technical Williams Formula One FW33 Technical specifications
  8. ^ Sennheiser HD800 Product Page
  9. ^ Bose QuietComfort 35 Product Page
  10. ^ Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Signature Cover Product Page
  11. ^ "Surface Laptop detail page on the usage of the Alcantara fabric". www.microsoft.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  12. ^ Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone Alcantara Cover Product Page
  13. ^ "SpaceX on Instagram: "Crew Dragon can have up to seven seats, which are made from the highest-grade carbon fiber and Alcantara cloth."". Instagram. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 

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