7 Ways You Can Get More Pu Leather While Spending Less
PU (polyurethane) faux (synthetic) leather material is using knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, or non-woven fabrics as the substrate and then coated with polyurethane resin. The fabric can be utilized for a wide range such as for example shoes, apparel, furniture, handbags etc.
Real leather is peeled off from PU leather material animals, like pigskin, sheepskin, crocodile skin, and so forth. The initial layer of leather is directly processed from the raw skin of various animals or slice the thick skin of cattle, pigs, horses, etc into upper and lower layers. Top of the part is processed in to the first-layer of leather. The next layer of leather is a mix of PU resin and the low layer of skin or scrap material of the animal skin. The toughness, handfeel, and abrasion resistance of the next layer are much lower compared to the first layer of leather.
How to distinguish real leather and PU leather?
First, we must identify from the areas of leather pattern, pores, etc. Can be seen in the top of natural leather, the pores do exist, and the distribution is uneven, there is animal fibers, side section, and the layers are clear, and there is animal fibers in the low layer. Try with your fingernails, there will be leather fibers, there is a feeling of napping, and handful of fibers can be removed, and the faux leather can see the fabric, there is no animal fiber in the side, and the general epidermal does not have any pores, but some are imitation leather pores, there will be undesirable pores, a few of the patterns are not obvious, or have a compared artificial pattern, and the pores may also be quite consistent. At this time, they may be carefully observed by the aid of magnifying glass, or can see the fine difference.
Generally speaking, the prices of real leather (especially the first layer leather) are very much higher than PU leather, so is real leather is with far better properties than PU? The solution is not any. Real leather is expensive is due to its many reasons. Such as scarce sources and tedious processing of animal skins. Nowadays with the development of technology, nature leather cannot 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 United States, etc are highly respected and gradually choose innovative PU leather rather than real leather.