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Synthetic Leather - How It
Synthetic Leather - How It's Made
Published: 2008/12/14
Channel: Triwood1973
How It’s Made Synthetic Leather
How It’s Made Synthetic Leather
Published: 2015/04/09
Channel: How It’s Made
Real leather or fake?
Real leather or fake?
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: theoverengineer
Patel Engineers PVC PU artificial leather coating line
Patel Engineers PVC PU artificial leather coating line
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: Divyesh Patel
How to Care for Synthetic Leather : Leather Care
How to Care for Synthetic Leather : Leather Care
Published: 2013/01/02
Channel: ehowathomechannel
Faux (Synthetic) Leather Manufacturing Process
Faux (Synthetic) Leather Manufacturing Process
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Bridge Ningbo
Artificial (fake) leather problem
Artificial (fake) leather problem
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: theoverengineer
How It
How It's Made Synthetic Leather
Published: 2010/05/01
Channel: TRR56
Chinese Leather Manufacturer--Workshop/ www.cnopensesame.com
Chinese Leather Manufacturer--Workshop/ www.cnopensesame.com
Published: 2014/05/09
Channel: Vivian Zhang
How to Press HTV to an Artificial Leather Tote Bag
How to Press HTV to an Artificial Leather Tote Bag
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: TheRhinestoneWorld
How to tell real leather from artificial leather PVC leather and PU leather
How to tell real leather from artificial leather PVC leather and PU leather
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: Peter Cao
Zara - Faux Leather Bomber Jacket : Review
Zara - Faux Leather Bomber Jacket : Review
Published: 2014/02/23
Channel: MensFashionHQ
How to Make Fake/Faux Leather
How to Make Fake/Faux Leather
Published: 2010/08/12
Channel: Roborovski
PU Synthetic Leather Fabric, Artificial Leather Material, Polyurethane Leather Fabric Embossing
PU Synthetic Leather Fabric, Artificial Leather Material, Polyurethane Leather Fabric Embossing
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: Hexagon High Frequency Welder
Refurbished Collar on a Faux Leather Jacket
Refurbished Collar on a Faux Leather Jacket
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Snuggle Factory
How to repair a synthetic leather sofa
How to repair a synthetic leather sofa
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: 10ACA77
Best artificial leather Sofa collection in Bangladesh@furnituremmela
Best artificial leather Sofa collection in Bangladesh@furnituremmela
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: Furniture Mela
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK #9
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK #9
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: 細井研志
Artificial leather kit - Boot
Artificial leather kit - Boot
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: 19Angelnbaby
Leather VS Synthetic - Which One is Better?
Leather VS Synthetic - Which One is Better?
Published: 2011/10/15
Channel: Soccer Reviews For You
dying synthetic leather and suede with acrylic paint
dying synthetic leather and suede with acrylic paint
Published: 2013/09/08
Channel: nailchatter
DIY - Synthetic leather cell phone case
DIY - Synthetic leather cell phone case
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: bora FAZER
Цветы из искусственной кожи и велюра.Часть1 Flowers made of artificial leather and velour
Цветы из искусственной кожи и велюра.Часть1 Flowers made of artificial leather and velour
Published: 2018/01/11
Channel: Olga Kanunnikova
Patel Engineers PVC PU synthetic leather coating line
Patel Engineers PVC PU synthetic leather coating line
Published: 2014/12/05
Channel: Divyesh Patel
TRW Lab: Can You Press HTV to an Artificial Leather Bag?
TRW Lab: Can You Press HTV to an Artificial Leather Bag?
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: TheRhinestoneWorld
China Furniture artificial leather cutting machine
China Furniture artificial leather cutting machine
Published: 2015/12/23
Channel: IECHO CUTTING MACHINE
Daiso Artificial leather craft kit - Trunk
Daiso Artificial leather craft kit - Trunk
Published: 2015/05/23
Channel: 19Angelnbaby
Real vs Synthetic Leather on Jordans Discussion (Low Quality vs High Quality Leather?)
Real vs Synthetic Leather on Jordans Discussion (Low Quality vs High Quality Leather?)
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: Hes Kicks
Tutorial: Dyeing Synthetic Leather or Vinyl (Kasumi Goto
Tutorial: Dyeing Synthetic Leather or Vinyl (Kasumi Goto's armor)
Published: 2015/08/17
Channel: mowseler
How To Make Synthetic Leather In An Eco-friendly Way - Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 18
How To Make Synthetic Leather In An Eco-friendly Way - Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 18
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: CEN Online
How To Easily Repair Leather and Synthetic Leather with MastaPlasta
How To Easily Repair Leather and Synthetic Leather with MastaPlasta
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: MastaPlasta Europe
How To: Stretch Too Small Synthetic Leather Heels NO TEASER!!!
How To: Stretch Too Small Synthetic Leather Heels NO TEASER!!!
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: Dshawn4
► HOW IT WORKS - Episode 11 - Padlocks, Fairground Attraction, Synthetic Leather, Herbs de Provence
► HOW IT WORKS - Episode 11 - Padlocks, Fairground Attraction, Synthetic Leather, Herbs de Provence
Published: 2014/07/18
Channel: Free Documentary
5 STATION ARTIFICIAL LEATHER COATING LINE
5 STATION ARTIFICIAL LEATHER COATING LINE
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: taskarengineering
JBL 4344 MKII standard restoration w/ artificial leather surrounds by KENRICK SOUND ケンリックサウンド #2
JBL 4344 MKII standard restoration w/ artificial leather surrounds by KENRICK SOUND ケンリックサウンド #2
Published: 2017/11/28
Channel: 細井研志
JBL 4344 MKII standard restoration w/ artificial leather surrounds by KENRICK SOUND ケンリックサウンド #1
JBL 4344 MKII standard restoration w/ artificial leather surrounds by KENRICK SOUND ケンリックサウンド #1
Published: 2017/11/28
Channel: 細井研志
新品超え JBL 4344 with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds Perfect Restored by KENRICK Team ケンリックより #1
新品超え JBL 4344 with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds Perfect Restored by KENRICK Team ケンリックより #1
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: 細井研志
JBL 4333ASF KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds, Re-magnetized Alnico Components from ケンリックサウンド 高音質 #1
JBL 4333ASF KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds, Re-magnetized Alnico Components from ケンリックサウンド 高音質 #1
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: 細井研志
IECHO LCP LEATHER CUTTING MACHINE & ARTIFICIAL LEATHER CUTTER  20150606140045
IECHO LCP LEATHER CUTTING MACHINE & ARTIFICIAL LEATHER CUTTER 20150606140045
Published: 2015/06/06
Channel: IECHO CUTTING MACHINE
Dying Polyurethane (faux leather) jacket
Dying Polyurethane (faux leather) jacket
Published: 2010/12/31
Channel: chocolatetresses
How Its Made - 431 Synthetic Leather
How Its Made - 431 Synthetic Leather
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: How Its Made
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK #3
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK #3
Published: 2016/11/11
Channel: 細井研志
JBL 4343A WX in Perfect Restored with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds by KENRICK ケンリックサウンド・レストア品 #4
JBL 4343A WX in Perfect Restored with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds by KENRICK ケンリックサウンド・レストア品 #4
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: 細井研志
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK #8
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK #8
Published: 2016/11/11
Channel: 細井研志
Faux leather Sizzix bows & flowers
Faux leather Sizzix bows & flowers
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: creativeyoungmama
Boxing gloves "Royal" - Top, synthetic leather (BGR-Top)
Boxing gloves "Royal" - Top, synthetic leather (BGR-Top)
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: Royal FightGear
Printing on PU "fake leather"
Printing on PU "fake leather"
Published: 2013/10/26
Channel: tmarkoff
JBL 4333ASF KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds, Re-magnetized Alnico Components from ケンリックサウンド 高音質 #9
JBL 4333ASF KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds, Re-magnetized Alnico Components from ケンリックサウンド 高音質 #9
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: 細井研志
JBL 4343A WX in Perfect Restored with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds by KENRICK ケンリックサウンド・レストア品 #1
JBL 4343A WX in Perfect Restored with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds by KENRICK ケンリックサウンド・レストア品 #1
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: 細井研志
ダイソー フェイクレザーキット ハット編 Artificial leather craft kit
ダイソー フェイクレザーキット ハット編 Artificial leather craft kit
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: ふわふわひつじ
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Steps to make synthetic PU leather: 1 = cotton fabric, 2 = coagulation (wet process) onto fabric with aromatic polyurethane in DMF, 3 + 4 = transfer of coating + finish with solvent-borne or water-borne polyurethane formulation

Artificial leather (bicast leather) is a fabric or finish intended to substitute for leather in fields such as upholstery, clothing, footwear and fabrics and other uses where a leather-like finish is required but the actual material is cost-prohibitive, unsuitable, or unusable for ethical reasons.

Production of synthetic, artificial/faux "leathers" has recently evolved so that a shell coating layer goes on top of a synthetic polymer blend, so the definition of "synthetic", "artificial/faux" leather methods of production no longer necessarily requires composite leather blends of [coated] raw-tanned cowhide grains and/or its fibrous layers.

Clothing and fabric uses[edit]

Queen Paola of Belgium wearing imitation leather
Artificial leather covers for mobile phones.

Synthetic leathers, at times made from plastics, are often used in clothing and fabrics. Artificial leather is marketed under many names, including "leatherette", "faux leather", "vegan leather", "PU leather" and "pleather".[1][2]

Types[edit]

Poromeric imitation leather[edit]

Sometimes referred to as poromerics, poromeric imitation leathers are a group of synthetic "breathable" leather substitutes made from a plastic coating (usually a polyurethane) on a fibrous base layer (typically a polyester).

The term poromeric was coined by DuPont as a derivative of the terms microporous and polymeric.

Corfam[edit]

The first poromeric material was DuPont's ill-fated Corfam introduced in 1963 at the Chicago Shoe Show.

Corfam was the centerpiece of the DuPont pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair in New York City. Its major advantages over natural leather were its durability and its high gloss finish that could be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Its disadvantages were its stiffness which did not lessen with wearing, its relative lack of breathability, and easy confusion with non-breathable cheaper products. DuPont manufactured Corfam at its plant in Old Hickory, Tennessee, from 1964 to 1971. After spending millions of dollars marketing the product to shoe manufacturers, DuPont withdrew Corfam from the market in 1971 and sold the rights to a company in Poland.

Corfam is still used today in some products, an example being certain types of equestrian saddle girth. Corfam shoes are still popular in uniformed professions where shiny shoes are desirable.

Leatherette[edit]

Leatherette is a form of artificial leather, usually made by covering a fabric base with plastic. The fabric can be made of a natural or a synthetic fibre which is then covered with a soft PVC layer.

Leatherette bound books and 20th century cameras are good examples of leatherette. Leatherette clothing of various kinds (including lingerie) also exist.

A disadvantage of plastic "leatherette" is that it is not porous and does not allow air to pass through it; thus, sweat can accumulate if it is used for clothing, car seat coverings, etc. One of its primary advantages, especially in cars, is that it requires little maintenance in comparison to leather, and does not crack or fade easily.

Brand names[edit]

1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE (W108) Seats and door trim in Blue MB-Tex
  • Clarino: used in sports, gloves, automotive, upholstery, fashion, etc.
  • Fabrikoid: a DuPont brand, cotton cloth coated with nitrocellulose
  • Kydex: an acrylic-PVC alloy produced by Kleerdex
  • Lorica: a material patented and manufactured by Lorica Sud, an Italian tannery[3]
  • MB-Tex: Used in many Mercedes-Benz base trims[4]
  • Naugahyde
  • Sta-Kleen: A high performance polyurethane contract upholstery brand by The Mitchell Group.
  • NuLeather: A high performance polyurethane contract upholstery brand by The Mitchell Group.
  • Rexine: a British proprietary brand of leathercloth used in vehicle trimming and bookbinding.
  • Kirza: A Russian artificial leather developed in the 1930s consisting primarily of cotton fabric, latex, and rosin

Vegetable-based alternatives[edit]

  • Cork leather: natural alternative made from the bark of cork oak trees[5]
  • Ocean leather: a leather made from kelp
  • Piñatex: made from pineapple leaves

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Claire Shaeffer (10 November 2003). Sew Any Fabric: A Quick Reference to Fabrics from A to Z. Krause Publications Craft. p. 37. ISBN 1-4402-2033-6. 
  2. ^ "Microfiber leather supplier". WINIW. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  3. ^ The Lorica "concept": Lorica Sud
  4. ^ http://www.loebermotors.com/blog/what-is-mb-tex-seat-upholstery/
  5. ^ Oskar, Zieba (2017-07-05). "Cork Leather – The Best Alternative to Animal Leather?". Blackwood Blog. Archived from the original on 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2017-08-03. 
  • Faux Real: Genuine Leather and 200 Years of Inspired Fakes, by Robert Kanigel. Joseph Henry Press, 2007.
  • "PU Synthetic Leather". Gofar Synthetic Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 2005-05-11. Retrieved 2005-05-11. 

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