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What are the Characteristics of Leather

Introduction

Leather is a useful material,  it is grained leather which is finished by various different methods for its uses and upholstery purposes.

Characteristics of leather

Leather makes for an unique choice for upholstery because of its excellent properties and characteristics. Some of them are discussed below.

High tensile strength

Tensile strength is the resistance to breakdown under tension. Leather’s tensile strength depends on the fat content. Higher fat content leads to higher tensile strength.

Flex crack resistance

It is the ability to resist a number of flex cycles without getting a surface crack on the material. So, it makes it an excellent material to be used in the long run.

Puncture resistance

Leather is resistant to punctures, abrasions, cuts and tearing. It can resist the intrusion of a foreign material or object.

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Tear resistance

Leather is extremely stable and tear resistant. A belted leather for instance has really good tear resistance as compared to suede or nubuck.

Heat insulation

Leather consists of a lot of air inside it which is a bad conductor of heat. This provides high heat insulation. This factor enables leather to be a clothing material as well as it makes it comfortable for the skin.

Leather has the ability to withhold large quantities of water vapor. It increases breathability and enables leather to absorb moisture and perspiration.

Mouldability

Leather has high malleability so it makes it easier to mold it into new shapes. It has the property to be more stiff or flexible.

Abrasion resistance

Leather is resistant to abrasions- both in wet and dry environments. It is also one property to make it human skin friendly.

Fire resistance

Leather is also highly resistant to heat and flame. So, it makes it a genuinely protective material for several uses.

Fire resistance

Leather is also highly resistant to heat and flame. So, it makes it a genuinely protective material for several uses.

Apart from all these outstanding qualities of leather, it is also resistant to fungi, chemical attack etc. It also needs relatively less attention and maintenance than other materials . You don’t have to worry about cleaning them frequently like other fabric materials as well. In conclusion, Leather provides a naturally beautiful texture and with these exceptional characteristics, it is worth every penny. For more information, you can reach out to RP ComTrade.