The upholstery material to promote the vegan car interior｜Sileather
Leather has been the premium choice for car seating since the first automobiles. Now, as the internal combustion engine is finally giving way to electrification—so too are we seeing a revolution in upholstery materials.For many automakers, especially when it comes to eco-friendly EVs, real leather is being replaced by “the look of leather.”
--Quote from Forbes.
We can see that whether it's the trend towards lighter weight car seats or reducing the use of animal leather, the aim is to save energy, reduce carbon footprint and be sustainable. More and more brands are introducing vegan car interiors in some models, such as the BMW i3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Tesla Model 3, and so on. Vegan leather is also becoming a trend to be chosen in car interior materials.
So what is vegan leather? -- It is an imitation animal leather that does not contain animal skin and other by-products. It can be made of different plastics (such as PVC and PU, which are common on the market nowadays). These two materials are known to be restrictive and even harmful to sustainability, both in terms of the production process and the material itself.
Under this environment, we'd love to introduce Sileather to be an appropriate option.
1. The innovation of raw material- Natural quartz ore as its source material, and then after organic processing to form a high-performance and environmentally friendly odorless silicone resin - coated to form silicone-coated fabric (Sileather). Its source greatly reduces the dependence on fossil energy.
2. The production process does not add harmful additives such as plasticizers or solvents, and the waste material can be recycled without generating waste gas and wastewater.
3. Sileather's inherent high performance provides excellent protection for the product, extending its service life and reducing the waste of additional energy caused by replacement.
Most importantly, Sileather fully meets or exceeds the performance requirements of automotive interior materials, such as abrasion resistance, stain resistance, flame retardant, etc., and has been used in mass production in the industry.