Water-Borne Recycled Suede
[INQ. NO. 2305C15] As awareness of environmental issues increases worldwide, environmental standards for manufacturing products are becoming more stringent, while there is growing interest in many eco-friendly products. Also, with gradually changing public perceptions of animals such as cows and pigs, materials replacing genuine leather are drawing more attention in the market.
In this context, DURASE is being produced as an ecofriendly and harmless artificial leather made of 100% water-based PU through dyeing, instead of using the conventional PU made of micro polyester non-woven fabric.
Water-borne recycled suede that has excellent color durability is suitable for environments where ecofriendliness is required, such as furniture, vehicles, shoes, and accessories.
DURASE is produced using special water-based technology rather than the conventional oil-based process on recycled yarn. It is almost 100% eco-friendly and is made using suede that is similar to genuine leather. Unlike existing non-woven fabrics that are produced using nylon, DURASE features exceptionally high color fastness by using recycled PET.
Produced taking environmental factors into account, DURASE is harmless to infants and pets and can be customized to meet customer needs by providing beautiful color or design elements.
Currently – in global markets such as Europe, Japan, and China – it is receiving a lot of attention from manufacturers requiring eco-friendliness, especially for products such as furniture, vehicles, shoes, and accessories.
In particular, it is being developed targeting the automobile, furniture, and accessory markets of countries with famous brands including the United States, Japan, and European nations.
Established in 1988, HACO Co., Ltd. mainly produces non-woven and microfiber products that are essential for the manufacturing of products indispensable in daily life such as automobiles, shoes, and clothing.
Non-woven fabric has been used as an eco-friendly product that does not harm the environment since ancient times, and the company has further strengthened several eco-friendly factors to become a leader in the eco-friendly products industry. Today, it has become Korea’s representative needle-punched non-woven fabric manufacturer based on its years of expertise.
Recently, in 2019, its second factory was built in Cheonan in South Chungcheong, South Korea, to produce waterbased artificial leather DURASE, which is emerging as the largest and best eco-friendly artificial-leather producer in Korea.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, HACO produces customized products to suit its customers’ demands.
In an effort to expand into the eco-friendly market, based on its expertise of more than 30 years, the company developed DURASE, a water-based suede by using recycled polyester (PET).
True eco-friendly products, in principle, should take into consideration even material that is thrown away. Consumers’ wise brand selections and sustainable ecofriendly products are not just an option, but rather something essential for the next generations.
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