Elegant leather upholstery significantly enhances the prestige of the car and its owner. Besides, the leather interior is more comfortable: it increases noise insulation and acoustics; packing of parts joints appreciably decreases the possibility of unwanted creaks and vibrations.
Due to its advantages leather is more often used in car compartments. Temperature difference, influence of sun rays and chemicals, aggressive operation make the requirements to the automotive leather quality very high. The complicated manufacturing process makes the automotive leather price even higher: starting from 20 EURO per m2 European goods can reach more than 100 EURO per m2.
Automotive Leather Characteristics
Automotive leather excels leather for furniture and footwear in many characteristics:
It’s more tight and hard-wearing
It has firm dyeing and stamping
It is less inclined to stretching and chemical solvents influence.
These peculiarities are the result of the complex technological process including application of specific chemical compositions during dyeing and finishing.
The most widespread thickness of automotive leather is 1,0-1,2 mm, 1,1-1,3 mm, 1,2-1,4 mm. The thicker automotive leather is seldom. Ryazan Tannery produces high-quality automotive leather 1,1-1,3 mm thick with Madras and Uruguay stamping.