The evolution from leather to Sileather

July 23, 2019

From ancient times,humans instinctively used animal skins to keep warm. At this time, fur clothing began to appear. According to records as far back as the Zhou dynasty (1046-256 BCE), there were special institutions created that were in charge researching leather technology. This research data was systematically listed in literature records of the earliest civilizations in the world.

 

The true discovery of the oldest leatherware (clothing) is from about 1450 BC, where it was seen in reliefs found in Egypt. The history of leather is nearly as long as the history of human civilization. The earliest invention of leather tanning technology was discovered from ancient Hebrew, where it took about six months to tan a piece of natural leather.  

 

 

With the rise of the industrial revolution, the demand for leather greatly increased.  This was due to both the limited amount of animal furs that can be processed and the need for animal protection. After the process of real leather was more perfected and developed, artificial leather later appeared. This was especially important for areas and industries that needed more mass production, or where leather was more difficult to procure.

 

In the 20th century, with the continuous improvement of people's awareness of environmental protection and health, traditional PVC,PU, and real leather did not meet these needs. Sileather was developed and became one of the first organic silicon leather factories in China.

 

 

  In 2003, Sileather's research and development teams created this new type of environmental conscious faux leather. IMade using 100% silicone, Sileather utilized its 35 years of experience to form an integrated industrial chain from organic silicon raw material synthesis production to silicon skin fabric composites. It became one of the world's leading organic silicon leather development and manufacturers.

 

Sileather gives us a new definition of Silicone+Leather. Through continuous innovation, it has been widely used in many different industries including healthcare, furniture, children, sports, public seating, marine and aviation, automotive,hospitality, electronic products and so on. Sileather will continue to be a leader in healthy, environmentally friendly textiles going further into the 21st century.  

 

 

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