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E-leather is a unique material that continues to gain market share as operators experience the clear financial and performance benefits it offers.

E-Leather is created to perform to specific requirements. Designed and manufactured without compromise, E-Leather produces great looking and easy to maintain train interiors. Compared to moquette and traditional leather, E-Leather generates production cost savings and reduced operating costs. E-Leather will meet and exceed the  needs of interior designs, purchasing, engineers, guard, maintenance teams and most importantly your customers.

THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP IN RAIL AND TRAM UPHOLSTERY, NATURALLY

Upholstery material

E-Leather is a lightweight, durable and easy to maintain material that is engineered specifically for upholstering rail and tram seating.

SL7

Our primary upholstery material, suitable for a diverse range of uses. This product is frequently used for mass-transportation seating due to its longevity and wipe-clean quality in addition to meeting the stringent requirements set out in EN45545-2  at the highest level HL3 as well as regional specifications. This material can be used to cover whole seats or on specific high-wear areas, either independently or in conjunction with other materials to create a product that is desirable for you and your customers.

SL4C7

One of E-Leather’s core Rail products, specifically designed for seating upholstery applications required to meet industry standards in the French regions.

SL4C5

A product designed to predominately be used on trim panels such as arm rests and head rests. E-Leather has controlled stretch; it retains its shape in service. In addition, high performance finishes have unrivalled resistance to wear and damage from luggage. These factors ensure the best durability in the industry and maintenance of a high quality customer experience.

Product Data Sheet for SL7

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Width   ≥1400mm
Softness UP 36 ≥3.2mm
Colour Measurement EL-MFG-WI113 DL* ± 0.9; Da* ± 0.5; Db* ± 0.5
Average thickness BS EN ISO 2589:2002 1.00 - 1.30mm
GSM EL-LSTP-0005 650 g/m2
TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Bally flex - Dry 50,000 Cycles
no cracking
BS EN ISO 5402:2002 Pass
Peel strength EL-LSTP-0003 Dry ≥12.0 N/cm
Tensile Force MD *1 BS EN ISO 3376:2002 *1 ≥10.0 N/mm
Breaking elongation MD BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥20.0 %
Tensile Force CD *1 BS EN ISO 3376:2002 *1 ≥10.0 N/mm
Breaking elongation CD BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥30.0 %
Taber Abrasion CS10 1kg BS EN ISO 5470-1:1999 Part 1 >20,000 cycles
Pigment Fastness to Light *2 ISO 4892-2, Cycle 5 and EN ISO 877 ≥7
Seat Cushion Ingress / Egress ST-0035 100,000
Seat Cushion Squirm ST-0498 ver 1.7 50,000
TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Flammability EN 45545-2 R21 Heat Release (ISO5660-1) HL3
Flammability EN 45545-2 R21 Ds max (ISO5659-2) HL3
Flammability EN 45545-2 R21Toxicity (ISO5659-2) HL3

Product Data

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Width   ≥1400mm
Softness UP 36 ≥3.2mm
Colour Measurement EL-MFG-WI113 DL* ± 0.9; Da* ± 0.5; Db* ± 0.5
Average thickness BS EN ISO 2589:2002 1.00 - 1.30mm
GSM EL-LSTP-0005 650 g/m2

Quality Performance Tests

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Bally flex - Dry 50,000 Cycles
no cracking
BS EN ISO 5402:2002 Pass
Peel strength EL-LSTP-0003 Dry ≥12.0 N/cm
Tensile Force MD *1 BS EN ISO 3376:2002 *1 ≥10.0 N/mm
Breaking elongation MD BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥20.0 %
Tensile Force CD *1 BS EN ISO 3376:2002 *1 ≥10.0 N/mm
Breaking elongation CD BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥30.0 %
Taber Abrasion CS10 1kg BS EN ISO 5470-1:1999 Part 1 >20,000 cycles
Pigment Fastness to Light *2 ISO 4892-2, Cycle 5 and EN ISO 877 ≥7
Seat Cushion Ingress / Egress ST-0035 100,000
Seat Cushion Squirm ST-0498 ver 1.7 50,000

Flammability & Restricted Substance Tests

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Flammability EN 45545-2 R21 Heat Release (ISO5660-1) HL3
Flammability EN 45545-2 R21 Ds max (ISO5659-2) HL3
Flammability EN 45545-2 R21Toxicity (ISO5659-2) HL3

Product Data Sheet for SL4C7

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Average thickness BS EN ISO 2589:2002 1.1-1.3mm
Width Measure on final inspection 1400mm ± 20mm
Softness IUP 36 ≥3.2
Colour measurement EL-LSTP-0004  
TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Bally flex BS EN ISO 5402:2002 Dry 50,000 cycles
Tensile strength BS EN ISO 3376:2002 * ≥10N/mm
Breaking elongation BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥ 20%
Abrasion Resistance
(Taber)
BS EN ISO 5470-1:1999 Part 1 CS10 Wheels, 1kg, 1000cycles no
worse than slight damage of finish
and min grade 3 colour change
TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Flammability BS5852-2:2006-Crib 7 Pass
Chrome VI DIN 53314 E <3mg/kg
pH EN ISO 4045 3.30~5.00
Formaldehyde DIN 53315 Part B ≤80ppm
Pentachlorophenol DIN 53313 (BLC ID-149) ND (<3mg/kg)
Azo Dyestuffs LMBG No B82.02-3 §35 ND (<30ppm)

Product Data

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Average thickness BS EN ISO 2589:2002 1.1-1.3mm
Width Measure on final inspection 1400mm ± 20mm
Softness IUP 36 ≥3.2
Colour measurement EL-LSTP-0004  

Quality Performance Tests

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Bally flex BS EN ISO 5402:2002 Dry 50,000 cycles
Tensile strength BS EN ISO 3376:2002 * ≥10N/mm
Breaking elongation BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥ 20%
Abrasion Resistance
(Taber)
BS EN ISO 5470-1:1999 Part 1 CS10 Wheels, 1kg, 1000cycles no
worse than slight damage of finish
and min grade 3 colour change

Flammability & Restricted Substance Tests

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Flammability BS5852-2:2006-Crib 7 Pass
Chrome VI DIN 53314 E <3mg/kg
pH EN ISO 4045 3.30~5.00
Formaldehyde DIN 53315 Part B ≤80ppm
Pentachlorophenol DIN 53313 (BLC ID-149) ND (<3mg/kg)
Azo Dyestuffs LMBG No B82.02-3 §35 ND (<30ppm)

Product Data Sheet for SL4C5

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Average thickness BS EN ISO 2589:2002 1.1-1.3mm
Width Measure on final inspection 1400mm ± 20mm
Softness IUP 36 ≥3.2
Colour measurement EL-LSTP-0004  
TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Bally flex BS EN ISO 5402:2002 Dry 50,000 cycles
Tensile strength BS EN ISO 3376:2002 * ≥10N/mm
Breaking elongation BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥ 20%
Abrasion Resistance
(Taber)
BS EN ISO 5470-1:1999 Part 1 CS10 Wheels, 1kg, 1000cycles no
worse than slight damage of finish
and min grade 3 colour change
TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Flammability BS5852-2:2006-Crib 5 Pass
Chrome VI DIN 53314 E <3mg/kg
pH EN ISO 4045 3.30~5.00
Formaldehyde DIN 53315 Part B ≤80ppm
Pentachlorophenol DIN 53313 (BLC ID-149) ND (<3mg/kg)
Azo Dyestuffs LMBG No B82.02-3 §35 ND (<30ppm)

Product Data

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Average thickness BS EN ISO 2589:2002 1.1-1.3mm
Width Measure on final inspection 1400mm ± 20mm
Softness IUP 36 ≥3.2
Colour measurement EL-LSTP-0004  

Quality Performance Tests

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Bally flex BS EN ISO 5402:2002 Dry 50,000 cycles
Tensile strength BS EN ISO 3376:2002 * ≥10N/mm
Breaking elongation BS EN ISO 3376:2002 ≥ 20%
Abrasion Resistance
(Taber)
BS EN ISO 5470-1:1999 Part 1 CS10 Wheels, 1kg, 1000cycles no
worse than slight damage of finish
and min grade 3 colour change

Flammability & Restricted Substance Tests

TestsTest MethodTypical Values
Flammability BS5852-2:2006-Crib 5 Pass
Chrome VI DIN 53314 E <3mg/kg
pH EN ISO 4045 3.30~5.00
Formaldehyde DIN 53315 Part B ≤80ppm
Pentachlorophenol DIN 53313 (BLC ID-149) ND (<3mg/kg)
Azo Dyestuffs LMBG No B82.02-3 §35 ND (<30ppm)

* Procedure as per BS EN ISO 3376:2002, except it is not corrected for thickness as this is not applicable to E-leather

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Colour swatches

E-Leather provides a number of opportunities to enhance cabin image and design. As well as boasting an array of economical, technical and performance benefits, E-Leather is also available in any colour with a diverse selection of grains, allowing you the opportunity to create a bespoke product to complement your unique brand.*

Detail design features that are ever growing in popularity are embossing, perforation, semi-perforation, embroidery, contrast stitch, piping and varying stitch size. Through a select combination, you can further customise your E-Leather product to produce a design that is subtly individual.

* Minimum order quantities apply.

Stock Colour Palette

Comparison

Seating for the rail and tram industry is moving on from the days of moquette and traditional leather which marks, stains and looks tired very quickly. Today’s transport companies are after easy to maintain seating material that is robust enough to stand up to the daily rigours of transporting thousands of passengers whilst being attractive and affordable.

E-Leather fulfils this need perfectly. Manufactured using leather off-cuts that would otherwise end up in landfill, it reduces the costs both environmentally and economically of producing upholstery material.

Fabric

Unlike fabric, E-Leather only needs an occasional wipe to maintain a lasting appearance and hygienic seating. Choose E-Leather to reduce maintenance time, reduce regular cleaning, eliminate frequent deep cleaning and replacement of covers.

Traditional Leather

A seat upholstered with E-Leather can weigh around 2lb (900g) less than the same seat upholstered in traditional leather, with clear fuel burn savings.

Case Studies

Headrests for Deutsche Bahn Regio

DB Regio qualified and specified E-Leather on headrests throughout their fleet during refurbishment and new rolling stock acquisition over the past 3 years, E-Leather has met all technical specifications...
Headrests for Deutsche Bahn Regio
Rail 02nd Jun 2017

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer premium GoldLeaf Service refurbishment project sees E-Leather selected by Designers Morelli of Montreal together with Canarail Consultants and Rocky Mountaineer for 16 GoldLeaf...
Rocky Mountaineer
Rail 02nd Jun 2017

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