and made to last
When performance is key, ELeather is ready. Five times stronger than traditional leather, ELeather is trusted to perform better and last longer by businesses around the world.
Our collection for public transport is designed and manufactured to produce great looking and easy to maintain interiors. ELeather consistently meets and exceeds the needs of interior designers, engineers, maintenance teams, and most importantly – your customers.
Unbeatable longevity and performance
Transport operators and OEMs can now offer their passengers an improved travel experience. Stylish, durable seats that retain their luxurious, quality look and feel for every passenger time after time.
ELeather is a long-lasting material made from high-quality, natural leather fibres. With a controlled stretch, it maintains its shape and form for longer. Up to five times stronger than alternative upholstery materials, ELeather shows no signs of bagging or creasing, even after years in service and even in high-footfall environments. Saving costs for operators and rolling stock OEMs with less frequent refurbishments.
ELeather materials are certified to the latest industry standards and rigorously tested in-house and by third party testing organisations to comply with relevant regulations.
Improved hygiene with minimum maintenance
Public transport operators face unique challenges in maintaining their fleets while offering the best possible passenger experience. From local routes with high passenger turnaround and suitcases, shopping bags or event pets placed in seats. To long-distance journeys and the accompanying food and drink spillages or other stains from passengers. ELeather is a convenient option thanks to its wipe clean surface. Compared to the steam or dry cleaning for fabric or deep cleaning and careful maintenance of traditional leather, ELeather reduces the need for chemical cleaning and reduces turnaround time when the vehicle comes back to depot. This means minimum maintenance and yet seats retain their premium look for longer.
The most sustainable choice
As public transport seeks to alleviate congestion in urban areas and help reduce the number of vehicles on the road, operators and manufacturers can look at ways of improving sustainability even further by sourcing sustainably produced materials. Production of ELeather saves thousands of tonnes of leather waste each year and requires less than half the water when compared to traditional leather. Our unique manufacturing process uses high pressure water (95% of which is recycled back into the system) to entangle fibres together. No harmful adhesives and the end product doesn’t contain any PVCs.
With ELeather, seat manufacturers can lower their carbon footprint and operators can provide their customers with the most sustainable solution out there.
Creating well designed interiors
Many travellers opt for public transport due to the convenience. From admiring scenery on a long-distance journey, to reading a newspaper on their morning commute. Making operators keen to enhance and improve their experience even further with well designed interiors and comfortable, clean seats.
ELeather is available in over 20 stock colours and a variety of finishes. All on a short lead time meaning quick turn-around projects aren’t delayed where brand consistency is key.
For more complex designs, ELeather offer a bespoke colour matching service. Matching to a physical sample, pantone or virtually any other reference. With a product that’s suitable for a range of secondary processes including printing, laser etching and embossing, ELeather is a great choice for both economy and premium class carriages.
Cost effective solution
ELeather offers reliable performance as well as appearance – produced on a roll, each is inspected for defects such as discolouration. Consistent in colour and finish, maximising yield and reducing waste and cost in manufacturing. Thanks to the proven in-service longevity, ELeather reduces the need for frequent refurbishments when compared to other upholstery materials. Retaining its luxury ‘just been crafted’ look for longer, it delivers operators better value for money and a more pleasant passenger experience.
Seat cover production is made easy with ELeather. A stable and predictable material which makes patterning and cutting more efficient and reduces production waste.