ELeather upholstery material has been certified to be EN45545-2:2020 compliant by Interscience Fire Laboratory. The EN45545-2 standard is a European Standard for fire protection on trains and specifies the desired reaction to fire performance requirements for materials and products used on trains.

The document specifies test methods, test conditions and reaction to fire performance requirements to ensure materials and products used across European railways are safe. ELeather materials developed specifically for the rail industry have been tested for their reaction in fire tests such as those for heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate. ELeather performance is so high that fire barriers have been able to be avoided in some cases

“We’re pleased to have our railway product tested and certified to the latest version of EN45545-2:2020 with a level HL3. This validates that ELeather material is safe to use on range of rolling stock cars, including high speed and regional trains across Europe and that seats upholstered in our material will not only be comfortable but also safe for passengers” said Louise Gear, ELeather’s Director of Transport.

Recently ELeather has launched its proprietary antimicrobial solution – PURE Guard that can be integrated into any ELeather product, delivering built-in hygiene protection to offer customers and passengers peace of mind.

PURE Guard has been developed to effectively reduce the growth of microbes on the surface of ELeather materials and has been verified through rigorous testing to internationally recognised standards.  This technology is incorporated into the product to ensure that it does not wear off or leach out, and that the anti-microbial performance is retained throughout the lifetime of the material.

ELeather is the pioneer of sustainable engineered leather, transforming leather into advanced materials, achieving a significantly lower environmental impact whilst also offering a high standard of fire protection.