Sustainable & Eco-Friendly

 

As a future-focused company, Sileather aims to pioneer innovative materials that conserve resources and protect the wellbeing of people and planet:

• Material Innovation:

Sileather silicone fabric uses food-contact grade silicone as material for coating. Silicone is a sustainable product:

Silicone products save nine times the quantity of greenhouse gases used in production and disposal by enabling energy saving technologies and

a more efficient use of energy and materials.

Silicone products in automobiles reduce carbon emissions.

Since silicone provides excellent protection, it reduces wear on existing part, reducing the need to continually make new ones; thus, reducing waste and extra energy.

Silicone usage in solar, construction, and automotive industries is the leading cause for reduced GHG emissions.

*Credit of information goes to http://www.siliconescarbonbalance.eu/

Additional resources about sustainability and benefits of silicone

American Chemical Council

Global Silicones Council

Silicones Europe

Silicones | Inspiring Innovation

Sileather silicone fabric is a recyclable product and our backing cloths are made of recyclable materials.

The process for recycling silicone fabrics can be attained by separating the silicone from the cloth, and recycling the two parts individually. As our general use backing cloth is polyester, it can be easily recycled. Our silicone can even be reused in electronics! 

Although it can be more difficult to find recycling centers that accept silicone, which is mostly due to less familiarity with the material or because it's not as common as plastics or metals, there are facilities that can accept silicone. Eco USA is one facility that will accept your silicone and recycle it back its raw state so that it can be used for other purposes. Be sure to visit their website: http://www.siliconerecycling.com/ to learn more!

Production Process

  We take a long term approach when considering our production of Sileather silicone fabric and want to do our part to be environmentally      friendly. With our non-solvent production technique and with the lack of PVC or PU elements, we are much safer and healthier than traditional fabrics. Unlike PVC fabrics, we do not need to use chlorine in any of the production process, and our fabrics do not leak VOC emissions throughout its life. There's no need to clog up landfills - silicone fabric is recyclable!

We have passed the most common environmental standards so you can breathe comfortably knowing that you are using a fabric that's safe for you and the environment.

All of our products are compliant with RoHS, REACH, California Prop 65, & CAL01350

We take a long term approach when considering our production of silicone leather and want to do our part to be environmentally friendly. With our non-solvent production technique and with the lack of PVC or PU elements, we are much safer and healthier than traditional fabrics. Unlike PVC fabrics, we do not need to use chlorine in any of the production process, and our fabrics do not leak VOC emissions throughout its life. There's no need to clog up landfills - silicone leather is recyclable! We have passed the most common environmental standards so you can breathe comfortably knowing that you are using a fabric that's safe for you and the environment.

We take pride that our fabrics are environmentally friendly and safe to use by anyone.

  • All of our products are compliant with RoHS, REACH, California Prop 65, & CAL01350

  • View our Indoor Advantage Gold certificate

  • View our Sileather®sustainability 2021

  • Qualifies for international and domestic environmental programs: LEED v4, Green Globes, BREEAM, BREEAM International, Living Building Challenge, CHPS, UP EPA Federal Purchasing

  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative: All fabrics do not contain anti-microbrials, formaldehyde, PFCs, PVC, or flame retardants

  • Sileather fabrics are all PVC and PU free

  • Contains no plasticizers, phthalates, heavy metals (including mercury), or Bisphenol A (BPA) 

  • All Sileather fabrics are formaldehyde free and contain no PFCs

  • Advanced solvent free production, which guarantees ultra-low VOC emissions

RoHS - Detection is mainly concerned with heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium) and some flame retardants (polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers). 

 

REACH -  Detection is mainly for heavy metals, dyes intermediates, perfluorinated compounds, flame retardants, pigments, anti-ultraviolet agents, chemical solvents and other toxic substances (currently 169 items).