What Are Biodegradable Leather And Recycled Leather
- Definition of biodegradable leather
Biodegradable leather refers to artificial leather and synthetic leather that are discarded after being used. It is degraded and assimilated to produce water, carbon dioxide, methane, etc., and finally inorganic It is transformed into PU or PVC artificial leather synthetic leather material that carbon cycle in nature.
- The significance of biodegradable leather
Solve the current serious environmental pollution problem of “white garbage”. At present, all countries have issued mandatory laws to prohibit the production and sale of traditional plastics and other non-degradable polymer materials.
- Classification of biodegradable leather
According to the final result of degradation: complete biodegradation and destructive biodegradation.
Completely biodegradable plastics are mainly made of natural polymers through microbial fermentation or synthesis of biodegradable polymers, such as thermoplastic starch plastics, aliphatic polyester (PHA), polylactic acid (PLA), starch/polyvinyl alcohol, etc. ；
Destructive biodegradable plastics mainly include starch modified (or filled) polyethylene PE, polypropylene PP, polyvinyl chloride PVC, polystyrene PS, etc.
- According to the way of degradation: photodegradable material, biodegradable, photo/biodegradable, etc.
- Recycled leather
- Definition of recycled leather
Recycled reclaimed leather refers to artificial leather, synthetic leather production materials, some or all of which are made from waste materials, recycled and reprocessed into resin or leather base cloth to produce artificial leather products.
- The significance of recyclingleather
In order to protect the environment, energy-saving emission reduction, resource recycling and reuse, and a strategy to promote sustainable economic and social development. More and more famous international companies have put forward the slogan of “environmental protection” and advocated the use of environmentally friendly materials, so renewable and recyclable materials have become a popular trend.
- Types ofrecycled leather products
At present, when artificial leather is mainly produced, the leather base cloth is artificial leather synthetic leather produced by using recycled cloth.
- Testing and certification
GRS (Global Recycle Standard)-Global Recycle Standard Certification.