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Tesla owners are complaining that their vegan leather upholstery is bubbling, and that the automaker refuses to do anything about it, writes Nadeem Muaddin on The Higg Ring
In this latest version of our fortnightly industry newsletter, we learn that three clear developments have emerged in the global leather industry in recent months.
Jaguar Land Rover has partnered traceability provider Circular, UK tannery Bridge of Weir Leather Company and the University of Nottingham to trial the use of traceability technology in the leather supply chain, writes Leatherbiz.
Leather-making is a science rooted in craftsmanship. Despite its artisan image, there's a good case for arguing that leather-making is simply applied chemistry. Especially today, when tanners and chemical specialists invest vast amounts of time and money in researching, improving and perfecting the chemistry of leather making.
Ever sat down in your car and bounced right back up again due to the hot material on the seat? No matter what seat and trim material you use, sunlight will heat up dark surfaces to scalding temperatures in the enclosed cabin. The near-infrared sun waves heat up the material, which absorbs the radiation. Automotive World writes about a coating technology for leather that get this issue out of the window though. Report by One 4 Leather.
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