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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 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
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
Console
Console 'Coins Box' Wrapped in Alcantara Material
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: Cechaflo
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
Trick to Cleaning Alcantara Interiors
Trick to Cleaning Alcantara Interiors
Published: 2013/07/16
Channel: AMMO NYC
Coverking - Alcantara Seat Cover Materials
Coverking - Alcantara Seat Cover Materials
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: CARiD
DIY | Alcantara Wrapping Interior | 2004 WRX
DIY | Alcantara Wrapping Interior | 2004 WRX
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: Subie Rumble
How to install suede / alcantara in your car / truck
How to install suede / alcantara in your car / truck
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: Edlin
Suede Headliner Replacement
Suede Headliner Replacement
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: speedkar99
Alcantara (material)
Alcantara (material)
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: WikiWikiup
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
Genesis Coupe Alcantara A Pillar Installation
Genesis Coupe Alcantara A Pillar Installation
Published: 2015/05/15
Channel: Bros FOURR Speed
Alcantara Dash Wrap | 2011 Subaru WRX
Alcantara Dash Wrap | 2011 Subaru WRX
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Jason Esposito
Lamborghini Aventador with Alcantara Interior
Lamborghini Aventador with Alcantara Interior
Published: 2015/04/15
Channel: NADAValues
How To Clean Suede and Alcantara | Autoblog Details
How To Clean Suede and Alcantara | Autoblog Details
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: Autoblog
Suede Pillar Interior Fabric Wrap
Suede Pillar Interior Fabric Wrap
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: Sulihack
Microsoft Alcantara Type Cover: Behind the scenes
Microsoft Alcantara Type Cover: Behind the scenes
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Mobilegeeks.de
‪Can you Imagine? - Alcantara, extraordinary every day‬
‪Can you Imagine? - Alcantara, extraordinary every day‬
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
How To [BMW E36] A-säulen Neu Mit Stoff Bespannen
How To [BMW E36] A-säulen Neu Mit Stoff Bespannen
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: PatricksBMWKanal
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
How to clean and care Alcantara – www.colourlock.com
How to clean and care Alcantara – www.colourlock.com
Published: 2015/02/21
Channel: lederzentrum
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 | Signature Type Cover
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 | Signature Type Cover
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Microsoft Surface
♡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
Alcantara and Porsche @ Autodromo di Monza for Porsche Pit Lane Tour 2012
Alcantara and Porsche @ Autodromo di Monza for Porsche Pit Lane Tour 2012
Published: 2012/07/25
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
Genesis Coupe Alcantara Interior Trim Install - Lower Dash
Genesis Coupe Alcantara Interior Trim Install - Lower Dash
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: Bros FOURR Speed
Alcantara fabric
Alcantara fabric
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: M B
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
150 Anos CF Manobras do material entre Alcântara e as Docas 27 & 28 Out 2006 1/3
150 Anos CF Manobras do material entre Alcântara e as Docas 27 & 28 Out 2006 1/3
Published: 2010/05/06
Channel: António Marques
Regresso do Material da exposição de Alcântara-Docas para Alcântara-Terra -» 29 e 30 Out 2006
Regresso do Material da exposição de Alcântara-Docas para Alcântara-Terra -» 29 e 30 Out 2006
Published: 2015/08/01
Channel: EDUARDO BALEIZÃO
NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R33 PROJECT - Leather-Wrapping - Part VI
NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R33 PROJECT - Leather-Wrapping - Part VI
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Cechaflo
VXR Modification- Alcantara Steering wheel!
VXR Modification- Alcantara Steering wheel!
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: The London Car Scene
Peg Perego and Alcantara -- USA
Peg Perego and Alcantara -- USA
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: pegperegousa
Meu passado OTAKU me condena =3 | Com Bárbara Alcântara
Meu passado OTAKU me condena =3 | Com Bárbara Alcântara
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: Karen Bachini
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport interior alcantara chorus
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport interior alcantara chorus
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: Bob Flavin
Indian Wells - Alcantara
Indian Wells - Alcantara
Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: b0nes exposed
Alcantara fabric install on car interior trim pieces
Alcantara fabric install on car interior trim pieces
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: M B
Skoda Octavia Combi. Interior color beige, material Alcantara
Skoda Octavia Combi. Interior color beige, material Alcantara
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: артур сафин
Manhã de Sábado movimentada em Alcântara Docas - Takargo 6003 e CP 1412 - 18 Mar 2017
Manhã de Sábado movimentada em Alcântara Docas - Takargo 6003 e CP 1412 - 18 Mar 2017
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: EDUARDO BALEIZÃO
How to pronounce Alcantara (Material)
How to pronounce Alcantara (Material)
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: DictionaryPrime
SHAPE YOUR LIFE! Alcantara - MAXXI project. Sebastian Herkner
SHAPE YOUR LIFE! Alcantara - MAXXI project. Sebastian Herkner
Published: 2012/12/24
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
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
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
#Maisera - UMA PALAVRA UMA MÚSICA (ft. Priscilla Alcantara)
#Maisera - UMA PALAVRA UMA MÚSICA (ft. Priscilla Alcantara)
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: Maisa Silva
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
Laser Cutting Alcantara Suede
Laser Cutting Alcantara Suede
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: Lotus Laser Systems
Peg Perego Limited Edition Alcantara Collection
Peg Perego Limited Edition Alcantara Collection
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: baby enRoute Westboro
SHAPE YOUR LIFE! Alcantara - MAXXI project. Mana Bernardes
SHAPE YOUR LIFE! Alcantara - MAXXI project. Mana Bernardes
Published: 2012/12/11
Channel: AlcantaraCompany
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
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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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