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Instructional Videos

In response to receiving enquiries from customers looking for support with the usage of E-Leather, we have produced the following instructional videos.

Working with E-Leather

 

Cleaning E-Leather

      

*All E-Leather seat cleaning should be carried out on-wing.

FAQs

Here you can find some of the answers to the most popular questions relating to the Classic product from E-Leather. If you cannot find the answer to your specific question, please contact us for a more detailed explanation and description of our product.

What is E-Leather?

E-Leather is a unique man-made composition leather material that is available in a range of high performance products.

Why specify E-Leather instead of traditional leather?

Operating costs are a key focus of attention. E-Leather provides you with a material that will out-live traditional material and remain looking and feeling better for longer. As well as boasting excellent durability standards, E-Leather is also more hygienic than other materials saving you money in the future.

Depending on the application and use, E-Leather typically has four to five times the serviceable life of traditional leathers.

We'd like to meet you to show you wear tests, flight trials and customer feedback.

I use fabric, why would I change to E-Leather?

The cost saving properties of E-Leather in comparison to similar materials, such as moquette, may not be immediately obvious. However, this does not reduce their significance. Take into account the more frequent need for replacement and regular cleaning. Additional seat covers must be available so that each aeroplane can operate after its covers have been removed for maintenance. A team has to manage the logistics of removing seat covers and providing complete traceability for each item until it is re-installed and begins the cycle again. Once calculated the cost of fabrics often surprise even those who operate trains using them.

How do I tell if it's E-Leather?

It is very difficult to distinguish between leather and E-Leather. We have demonstration seats upholstered in both E-Leather and traditional leather side-by-side and even the experts struggle to identify which is which. If it looks new, it could be traditional leather, E-Leather or fabric. If it looks new after two years of hard service, it's almost certainly E-Leather.

How is E-Leather made?

E-Leather is made using our patented manufacturing process, in which leather fibre is hydro entangled with a high performance textile core.

Who is using E-Leather?

E-Leather is in use all over the world in most transport applications. Customers include over 50 airlines, a large selection of bus and coach operators, train, marine and automotive.

Please take a look at our case studies and gallery sections for further insight.

How long does E-Leather last?

E-Leather has been operating for over five years across the transport industry with signs of minimal wear.  Life expectancy varies according to usage, material type and maintenance.

How does E-Leather cut and sew?

Cut and sew suppliers using E-Leather are also experiencing the benefits of a consistent material that can increase yields, reduce waste and reduce production time.

Being a consistent material it can be multilayer cut, it is lighter to handle and is easy to sew. Expect less waste and reduced sewing times. If you are a seat manufacturer or require further information on this area please visit our technical area.

How big are the rolls?

Rolls are 1.4m (approx 4' 0'') wide and normally at least 50m (100' 0'') long for ease of handling.

Can you do matches with traditional leather?

Yes, we can match most colours and grains to a specific material swatch or Pantone/RAL colour reference.

How long does it take to do matches?

Colour-matching takes a maximum of ten working days.

Can I have some for mock-up and testing?

Allow us to show you the evidence, test results and flight trial statistics that will allow you to make a decision immediately.  This will also help you to avoid the cost of deferring to a trial which will delay the benefits and savings.

How much does E-Leather cost?

E-Leather CLASSIC upholstery acquisition costs will be similar to most fabrics and less than traditional leather.  Furthermore, operating costs will be significantly lower than both traditional leathers and fabrics, including moquette.  Contact us to discuss your precise requirements and see how you can reduce your costs.

For further support please email us -

info@eleathergroup.com

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