Pu Leather On A Budget: 7 Tips From THE FANTASTIC Depression


PU (polyurethane) faux (synthetic) leather material is using knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, or non-woven fabrics because the read more substrate and then coated with polyurethane resin. The fabric can be used for a wide range such as for example shoes, apparel, furniture, handbags etc.

Real leather is taken 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 slice the thick skin of cattle, pigs, horses, etc into upper and lower layers. The upper part is processed into the first-layer of leather. The second layer of leather is really a combination of PU resin and the lower 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 exactly to distinguish real leather and PU leather?

First, we must identify from the aspects of leather pattern, pores, etc. Can be 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 clear, and there’s animal fibers in the lower layer. Try together with your fingernails, there will be leather fibers, there is a feeling of napping, and a small amount of fibers could be removed, and the faux leather can easily see the fabric, there is no animal fiber in the medial side, and the general epidermal has no pores, however, many are imitation leather pores, you will see undesirable pores, some of the patterns are not obvious, or have a compared artificial pattern, and the pores are also quite consistent. At this time, they could be carefully observed by aid from magnifying glass, or can easily see the fine difference.

Generally speaking, the costs of real leather (especially the initial layer leather) are very higher than PU leather, so is real leather has been far better properties than PU? The solution is no. 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 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 United States, etc are highly respected and gradually choose innovative PU leather rather than real leather.