At the beginning of 2020, a sudden outbreak seemed to press the pause button for the lives of people all over the world. People were isolated at home, students could not go to school, office workers could not go to work, and various industries such as catering and factories faced huge challenges. Let us calm down and think carefully about whether the earth is resisting the excessive consumption of natural resources by mankind. Let us wake up from this epidemic, make a low-carbon life, participate in green environmental protection actions, and carry out sustainable development activities.
Now, the concept of green environmental protection has been deeply rooted in people’s hearts. Any production process and technological research and development should be based on the premise of low-carbon environmental protection and no pollution. The synthetic leather industry is also responding to this green directive. After a long period of scientific research and development and continuous experimental demonstration, the water-based ecological synthetic leather material was finally developed. This kind of synthetic leather fundamentally solves the fact that synthetic leather contains a lot of harmful chemicals such as heavy metals, DMF, DOP and so on. Substituting water for organic solvents, the production process is pollution-free, green and environmentally friendly, and fully achieves zero pollution.
The concept of water-based ecological synthetic leather includes the following four aspects: First, it does not bring pollution to the environment during the manufacturing process, and second, it is harmless in the process of processing it into leather products; third, it is harmless to the human body during use. The environment does not produce pollution; the fourth is biodegradable, and the degradation products will not cause new pollution to the environment. The country has formulated ecological leather / synthetic leather standards in accordance with EU requirements. The development of water-based ecological synthetic leather must adopt cleaner production technology. Low carbon, low energy consumption, zero or less emissions, and recycling are the core contents of cleaner production technology.
As we all know, leather appears in all parts of people’s lives with a very high penetration rate. For example, the strong market demand for home improvement interiors, automotive interiors, sofa leather, clothing leather, shoe leather, mobile phone cases, leather bags, etc. continues to promote the vigorous development and innovation of the synthetic leather industry. The emergence of water-based eco-synthetic leather allows people to have a beautiful and fashionable living environment while achieving sustainable development, green and environmental protection, full implementation of zero pollution and zero harm.
The research and development of water-based leather have become increasingly mature, and the era of water-based synthetic leather has become the general trend, and it will inevitably replace solvent-based synthetic leather. The chief engineer of Huai’an Kaiyue Technology Development Co., Ltd. said: Water-based super-fiber leather will be the ultimate goal of the synthetic leather industry. Water-based microfibre leather is also called water-based technical leather. Tougher, feel better. At present, the company has proofed water-based microfibre synthetic leather products and plans to produce large-scale water-based microfibre products by mid-2020 on production equipment.