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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
How Its Made   Synthetic Leather
How Its Made Synthetic Leather
Published: 2013/07/23
Channel: Howitsmade2014
Real leather or fake?
Real leather or fake?
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: theoverengineer
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 Care for Synthetic Leather : Leather Care
How to Care for Synthetic Leather : Leather Care
Published: 2013/01/02
Channel: ehowathomechannel
Artificial (fake) leather problem
Artificial (fake) leather problem
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: theoverengineer
Customizing a Faux Leather Purse with a Monogram
Customizing a Faux Leather Purse with a Monogram
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: Stahls' TV
Unboxing new artificial leather sofa by Furniture Mela
Unboxing new artificial leather sofa by Furniture Mela
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: Furniture Mela
Daiso Artificial leather craft kit - Trunk
Daiso Artificial leather craft kit - Trunk
Published: 2015/05/23
Channel: 19Angelnbaby
dying synthetic leather and suede with acrylic paint
dying synthetic leather and suede with acrylic paint
Published: 2013/09/08
Channel: nailchatter
Artificial Leather Kit - Shoulder Bag
Artificial Leather Kit - Shoulder Bag
Published: 2015/07/16
Channel: 19Angelnbaby
How to repair a synthetic leather sofa
How to repair a synthetic leather sofa
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: 10ACA77
Patel Engineers PVC PU artificial leather coating line
Patel Engineers PVC PU artificial leather coating line
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: Divyesh Patel
Zara - Faux Leather Bomber Jacket : Review
Zara - Faux Leather Bomber Jacket : Review
Published: 2014/02/23
Channel: MensFashionHQ
Faux (Synthetic) Leather Manufacturing Process
Faux (Synthetic) Leather Manufacturing Process
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Bridge Ningbo
Episode 1: DIY Artificial Leather Boot Trinket
Episode 1: DIY Artificial Leather Boot Trinket
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Mommy Beau's Craft and Engineering Projects
DIY - Synthetic leather cell phone case
DIY - Synthetic leather cell phone case
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: bora FAZER
Leather VS Synthetic - Which One is Better?
Leather VS Synthetic - Which One is Better?
Published: 2011/10/15
Channel: Soccer Reviews For You
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
Artificial leather kit - Boot
Artificial leather kit - Boot
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: 19Angelnbaby
JBL 4331A 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 4331A 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: 2016/10/19
Channel: 細井研志
Tutorial: Dyeing Synthetic Leather or Vinyl (Kasumi Goto
Tutorial: Dyeing Synthetic Leather or Vinyl (Kasumi Goto's armor)
Published: 2015/08/17
Channel: mowseler
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
Daiso Artificial leather craft kit - Book
Daiso Artificial leather craft kit - Book
Published: 2015/05/23
Channel: 19Angelnbaby
5 STATION ARTIFICIAL LEATHER COATING LINE
5 STATION ARTIFICIAL LEATHER COATING LINE
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: taskarengineering
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
Bonded Leather Peeling Repair - Chair Fix
Bonded Leather Peeling Repair - Chair Fix
Published: 2016/07/06
Channel: CrazyMommasSurvivalGuide
Synthetic Leather vs Genuine Leather
Synthetic Leather vs Genuine Leather
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: i talwar
Real leather animal skin vs faux leather leatherette & alcantara/dinamica microfiber - Autogefühl
Real leather animal skin vs faux leather leatherette & alcantara/dinamica microfiber - Autogefühl
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: Autogefühl
JBL S2600 with artificial leather surround foams - Kenrick Sound showroom
JBL S2600 with artificial leather surround foams - Kenrick Sound showroom
Published: 2012/07/22
Channel: 細井研志
Ashely Furniture by Signature Design Faux Leather Plush Sofa and Love
Ashely Furniture by Signature Design Faux Leather Plush Sofa and Love
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: myfurnitureplus
China Furniture artificial leather cutting machine
China Furniture artificial leather cutting machine
Published: 2015/12/23
Channel: IECHO CUTTING MACHINE
Best artificial leather Sofa collection in Bangladesh@furnituremmela
Best artificial leather Sofa collection in Bangladesh@furnituremmela
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: Furniture Mela
JBLスピーカーのすすめ JBL S101 artificial leather surrounds ケンリックレストア #1
JBLスピーカーのすすめ JBL S101 artificial leather surrounds ケンリックレストア #1
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: 細井研志
Khaitan Synthetic Leather at  fMM&T India Footwear Components Exhibition
Khaitan Synthetic Leather at fMM&T India Footwear Components Exhibition
Published: 2011/05/18
Channel: 247Fairs Com
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
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
Synthetic leather process
Synthetic leather process
Published: 2016/04/01
Channel: Smt technology168
JBL 4331A in Perfect Restored with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds by KENRICK ケンリックサウンド・レストア品 #8
JBL 4331A in Perfect Restored with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds by KENRICK ケンリックサウンド・レストア品 #8
Published: 2016/10/20
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
JBL 4344 w/ KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds & Finemet Cut Core Coils ケンリック・アップグレードカスタム #1
JBL 4344 w/ KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds & Finemet Cut Core Coils ケンリック・アップグレードカスタム #1
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: 細井研志
新品超え JBL 4344 with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds Perfect Restored by KENRICK SOUND ケンリックより #3
新品超え JBL 4344 with KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds Perfect Restored by KENRICK SOUND ケンリックより #3
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: 細井研志
JBL 4343AWX w/ Artificial Leather Surrounds, Solid Stainless Steel Horns 2307 & 2402 by Team KRS #6
JBL 4343AWX w/ Artificial Leather Surrounds, Solid Stainless Steel Horns 2307 & 2402 by Team KRS #6
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: 細井研志
Artificial Leather Cutting Demonstration by GS 9060 laser machine
Artificial Leather Cutting Demonstration by GS 9060 laser machine
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: Goldensign Lasermachine
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
JBL 4333ASF KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds, Re-magnetized Alnico Components from ケンリックサウンド 高音質 #5
JBL 4333ASF KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds, Re-magnetized Alnico Components from ケンリックサウンド 高音質 #5
Published: 2017/04/07
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 #4
JBL 4333ASF KRS Artificial Leather Surrounds, Re-magnetized Alnico Components from ケンリックサウンド 高音質 #4
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: 細井研志
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK#10
別次元 JBL 4333A Alnico Version, KRS Artificial Leather Surround, Cardas CCGR Binding Post | KENRICK#10
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: 細井研志
Synthetic Leather Production - Synthetic Leather Company in Viet Nam - Rang Dong Plastic
Synthetic Leather Production - Synthetic Leather Company in Viet Nam - Rang Dong Plastic
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: CÔNG TY CP NHỰA RẠNG ĐÔNG
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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 cover 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.

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. 
  • Kinge A. P.; Landage S.M.; Wasif A.I. "Nonwoven for Artificial Leather" (PDF). International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences. GARPH Publication. 2 (2). ISSN 2278-6252. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 

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