Artificial leather is a plastic product that looks and feels like leather and can be used in place of it. It is usually made of fabric as a base, coating synthetic resin and various plastics. There are mainly PVC artificial leather, PU artificial leather and PU synthetic leather.
In the 1980s, expensive leather garment leather was generally unaffordable. In response to market demand, artificial leather counterfeiting leather was once popular and was widely used in garment making and packaging. Such leatherette-like artificial leather clothes and bags once filled the streets, satisfying people's desire to wear leather skins. Compared with leather, artificial leather tends to be worn and worn, and it is harmful to human health because it contains a large amount of chemical materials, and the clothing bags made with it are gradually losing their market because they are not durable until they are replaced by other materials.
Classified by material
In China, people are accustomed to use artificial leather produced with PVC resin as raw material called PVC artificial leather (referred to as artificial leather); artificial leather produced with PU resin as raw material is called PU artificial leather (abbreviated as PU leather): PU resin and non-woven fabric are used as raw materials. The artificial leather produced is called PU synthetic leather (referred to as synthetic leather).
Classification by purpose
A leather-like plastic product. Generally, a fabric is used as a base, a layer of resin mixture is coated or applied thereon, and then heated to be plasticized, and the product is obtained by rolling and flattening or embossing. Approximate to natural leather, with soft, wear and other characteristics. Depending on the type of cover, there are leatherettes for footwear and artificial leather for luggage, depending on the application.