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Bonded Leather

Material Name

Manufacturer

MC 8182-01

NATURALS

Durable, high-quality, recycled leather that is used to create 3D decorative and functional consumer products with low environmental impact. It is made as a layered structure of a fiber or paper backer, a pulp made from shredded leather, and a polyurethane coating which is embossed with a leather-like texture. During this process, surplus trimmings and shavings are recovered, ground, and mixed with a natural binder, and then uniformly colored using a special technique. The resulting eco-friendly material is formed into various 3D objects using simple, low-cost fabrication methods such as die cutting, riveting and stitching for high end lifestyle products with custom designs and long-lasting colors. The material exhibits uniform surface, excellent skipping and cutting, and glueing and sewing characteristics and break resistance. The manufacturer has collaborated with renowned designers around the world to create new product lines for diverse markets. ‘Zambo’ collection designed by Cristian Mohaded, exploits plasticity of this material with smooth soft finish to create unique interconnected 3D structures without any stitching or gluing. This intuitive morphology highlights the overlapping layers that twist and spindle around the center, resulting in clean lines and homogenous shapes. ‘Amigos’ collection features 8 different 3D intricate objects with smooth curves inspired by animals that are simply held together with minimal (1-2) stitches or rivets. The material comes in 0.08-1.2 mm (3.15 to 47.24 mil) thick sheets with an option to vary the thickness. It is possible to create custom shapes, colors and finishes (to make the surface stain resistant and food safe are under development, as well as different gloss levels and embossings) and laminate the recycled leather with different materials depending on the application. Applications are for home décor such as plates, bowls, containers, toys, tablemats, boxes, baskets, bags, lamp shades, flower vase, insoles, belts, notebooks and accessories.
Manufacturer

Manufacturer

PROCESSING + APPLICATIONS
PROCESSING
  • Additive Manufacturing No
  • Blow Molding No
  • Casting No
  • Cold Pressing / Deep Drawing No
  • Die cutting Yes
  • Extrusion No
  • Injection Molding No
  • Lamination No
  • Metal Working Tools No
  • Printing No
  • Rotomolding No
  • Stitching Yes
  • Thermoforming/Compression Molding No
  • Welding No
  • Wood Working Tools No
APPLICATIONS
  • Accessories
  • Homewares
  • Toys
CUSTOMIZATION
  • N/A
Properties
PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES
  • Acoustics
    Sound Absorbing
  • Chemical Resistance
    Medium
  • Colorfastness
    Medium
  • Fire resistance
    High
  • Impact Resistance
    Good
  • Outdoor use
    No
  • Reflectivity
    Light Absorbing
  • Scratch resistance
    Medium
  • Stain Resistance
    High
  • Tear Resistance
    High
  • Thermal Conductivity
    Low
  • Usage Temperature
    Low
  • UV Resistance
    Medium
  • Water Resistance
    Medium
  • Wear Resistance
    High
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  • Stiffness
    Semi-Rigid
  • Structure
    Open, Closed
  • Surface/Texture
    Matte
  • Transparency
    Opaque
  • Surface Hardness
    Semi-Hard
CERTIFICATIONS
  • N/A
Sustainability
SUSTAINABILITY
  • Recycled Content (pre- or post- consumer)
  • Renewable Content
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