7 Tips That Will CAUSE YOU TO Guru In Pu Leather
PU (polyurethane) faux (synthetic) leather material is using knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, or non-woven fabrics as the substrate and coated with polyurethane resin. PU leather The fabric can be utilized for a wide range such as for example shoes, apparel, furniture, handbags etc.
Real leather is peeled off from animals, like pigskin, sheepskin, crocodile skin, and so on. The initial layer of leather is directly processed from the raw skin of varied animals or cut the thick skin of cattle, pigs, horses, etc into upper and lower layers. Top of the part is processed into the first-layer of leather. The next layer of leather is a combination of PU resin and the low layer of skin or scrap material of the pet skin. The toughness, handfeel, and abrasion resistance of the next layer are much lower compared to the first layer of leather.
How exactly to distinguish real leather and PU leather?
First, we should identify from the areas of leather pattern, pores, etc. Is seen in the surface of natural leather, the pores do exist, and the distribution is uneven, there is animal fibers, side section, and the layers are obvious, and there is animal fibers in the low layer. Try together with your fingernails, there will be leather fibers, you will find a feeling of napping, and handful of fibers could be removed, and the faux leather can see the fabric, there is absolutely no animal fiber in the side, and the general epidermal has no pores, but some are imitation leather pores, you will see undesirable pores, a number of the patterns aren’t obvious, or have a compared artificial pattern, and the pores are also quite consistent. At this time, they can be carefully observed by aid from magnifying glass, or can easily see the fine difference.
Generally speaking, the costs of real leather (especially the first layer leather) are very higher than PU leather, so is real leather has been much better properties than PU? The answer is not any. Real leather is expensive is due to its many reasons. Such as for example scarce sources and tedious processing of animal skins. Nowadays with the development of technology, nature leather can not achieve many excellent properties of PU leather especially solvent-free PU and DMF-free water-based PU. Because of their excellent physical & chemical properties, healthy & eco-friendly & animal-friendly performance, good uniformity, etc, Europe and USA, etc are highly respected and gradually choose innovative PU leather rather than real leather.