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Silicone Leather as New Material to Replace PU and PVC as Environmental Friendly Material
leather is a new type of
environmental protection leather, which is made of silica
gel as raw material. This new material is combined with superfine fiber,
non-woven fabric and other substrates, and is suitable for various industries.
Organic silicon leather is made of organic silicon
coated on various substrates by solvent-free technology. It belongs to the new
material industry in the 21st century. Due to its excellent characteristics:
weather resistance, flame retardancy, anti pollution and easy care, non
sensitization, anti mildew and anti bacteria, wear-resistant and durable, safe
and non-toxic, silicone leather is very outstanding. It is suitable for hotel,
medical, home, 3C, automobile, children and other industries.
With the gradual
enhancement of people's awareness of environmental protection and safety,
environmental protection and green products have become the target products for
the development of various industries, and all products marked with green and
health signs have also become products that people are more keen to trust. The
leather industry is no exception. In the production and preparation process of
traditional PU / PVC synthetic leather, a large number of harmful substances
such as DMF, butanone and toluene are used, and the wastes will also produce
biohazardous decomposition products such as hydrogen chloride and hydrogen
cyanide when they are recycled. There are environmental / human hazards in the
production process. At present, the environmental protection situation is so
severe. It is expected that industries and products that have certain harmful
factors to the environment and human body in the future will inevitably face a
major technological transformation or product upgrading.
between silicone leather, PU, PVC and leather:
leather: no harmful gas is
released, the combustion process is fresh and odorless.
Leather: there is no harmful gas in the combustion
process, but a large number of aniline dyes, chromates and other chemical
reagents are used in the leather processing process. During the combustion
process, there will be some harmful irritant gases such as nitrogen compounds
(nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide), sulfur dioxide and so on, and the leather is
easy to crack.
leather: burning will produce hydrogen cyanide, carbon
monoxide, ammonia, nitrogen compounds (nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, etc.)
and other harmful and irritant plastic gases
leather: the combustion process and production process will
produce dioxin, hydrogen chloride. Dioxin and hydrogen chloride are highly
toxic substances, which may lead to cancer and other diseases, and produce a
strong plastic smell. (the main odor is from solvent, finishing agent,
fatliquoring agent, plasticizer, mildew inhibitor, etc.)
advantages of silicone leather
leather has inherent antifouling property, which can be
easily removed by water or detergent without leaving any trace for most of the
pollutants, greatly saving the cleaning time of interior and exterior
decoration materials and reducing the cleaning difficulty, and catering to the
modern people's simple and fast life concept.
Natural weather resistance
surface material of Silicone leather is composed of organosilicon
inorganic main chain. This unique chemical structure brings the weather
resistance of organosilicon leather, such as UV resistance, hydrolysis
resistance and salt fog resistance, to the extreme. Even if the decorative
materials are used for up to 10 years, they can still be as perfect as new. We
have won the praise of previous user experience, and passed the most rigorous
test in quality.
the use of flame retardants has played a good role in fire prevention and flame
retardation, many recent studies have shown that the abuse of chemical flame
retardants has caused more serious water and environmental pollution,
but also a threat to human health. Silicone leather is easy to pass the flame
retardant test without any flame retardant.
you are factories making silicone leather, you may check out below companies
from OKCHEM providing silicone raw materials: