Peterborough, Cambridgeshire UK – October 2017: ELeather exhibited their engineered leather composite materials at Busworld, Kortrijk from 20th until 25th October and were excited to showcase the latest innovation that has been specifically engineered for their bus and coach collection.

The new Bus and Coach material, SL9, has been developed to perform in two key areas; the first being a practical advancement to meet the latest industry EU certification, and the second being a more design driven influence in the material texture and finish.

Alexandra Bennett, Business Manager Ground Transport said:

“We are delighted to offer the industry a new material that is R118.02 compliant, allowing our customers to meet increasing demands in fire safety compliance on newly designed vehicles.  In addition, we are able to offer operators and designers more choice in a new stock colour range with a brand new low gloss grain option.”

ELeather has been supplying sustainably manufactured, high-performance materials to the transport industry for ten years and has become the interior seating material of choice for a number of reasons. It’s inherently lightweight structure combined with enhanced durability means operators can reduce costs in fuel and maintenance, or repairs, as their seats maintain a higher quality and cleaner finish for longer periods of time.  Using at least 50% leather fibre in every roll means the materials have the quality look and feel of traditional leather, with the consistency of an engineered product.  It also dramatically reduces waste in manufacturing and increases yield compared to a leather hide.

Alexandra Bennett says:

“We can help operators achieve highly desirable interiors through a vast range of colours, designs and finishes, helping their vehicle stand out while improving operational costs and providing a better passenger experience.”

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