Artificial Leather

Leather puts forth a classical statement when used for upholstering furniture, cushions, headboards, chairs, ottomans and other home furnishings.

 

Madaline® is intended for high-end artificial leather using polyurethanes processes. Multi-directionally strong Madaline® is the carrier fabric which is impregnated with polyurethanes. In addition to having multi-directional strength, durability and a smooth surface, the micro-channels within Madaline® act as capillaries to support breathability for a more comfortable and natural feel.

 

Madaline® microfilaments are similar to the fine pores and the dense fiber structure of real leather and Madaline® is very uniform when compared to other carrier fabrics. There are no voids to create inconsistency in the artificial leather. Therefore, Madaline® very closely approaches the attributes of real leather, especially its breathability and fiber structure. PU impregnated Madaline® is the closest thing to natural leather. The similarity to natural leather allows Madaline® artificial leather to be ‘two sided’; both sides of the artificial leather are the same.

 

Madaline® is more and more replacing traditional textile carrier fabrics for high-end artificial leather. Treatments include color dyeing and also raising in order to create a more natural, leather-like surface appearance.


Technical Features

BreathableBreathableMicro-channels are created inside Madaline® during the hydro-entanglement of very fine microfilaments. These micro-channels make Madaline® permeable, allowing air and vapor to flow through these micro-channels. While the surface area presented by the very thin microfilaments acts as a barrier to trap particles and liquids, the micro-channel paths allow the fabric to breath.Multi-Directional Tensile StrengthMulti-Directional Tensile StrengthMadaline®, as a light weight fabric, has strong multidirectional tensile and tear strength. Additionally, Madaline® poses multidimensional stability due to its endless microfilaments which when entangled consolidate to form a uniformly stable fabric. These attributes make Madaline® an excellent material for the production of home furnishings, uniforms, outdoor active wear, vehicle interiors, etc.Bursting StrengthBursting StrengthMadaline® has been tested for bursting strength in accordance with ISO 13938-1:1999 and achieved a Class A performance level rating.Lint-Free and Low PillingLint-Free and Low PillingMadaline® is lint-free and low pilling due to its microfilaments which have no ends protruding from the fabric. Madaline® does not release fluff from friction during cleaning, when washing and rubbing experienced as packaging material. Being lint-free also mitigates the build-up of electrostatic charge which can damage electronic equipment and parts.Resistance to Abrasion Resistance to AbrasionCompared to traditional woven and knit textiles, Madaline® is durable to abrasion and therefore low-pilling. The high strength nylon component of Madaline® mitigates filaments from snapping under abrasive friction and breaking free onto the surface.Skin FriendlySkin FriendlyMadaline® is a performance oriented fabric that protects the skin by blocking bacteria while breathing well to transport away moisture. It is uniformly smooth surfaced, lint-fee and low pilling therefore, there is no abrasive rubbing and discomfort from loose fibers sticking out of the fabric.Cost EffectiveCost EffectiveMadaline is multi-washable but retains its construction, performance and shape over a long lifetime. Treatments such as easy soil release during washing lowers detergent cost and especially, its inherent characteristic to dry quickly reduces energy consumption and saves time.Environmentally FriendlyEnvironmentally FriendlyThe Madaline® production process is environmentally friendly, using recycled water, has negligible C02 emissions, and uses less energy than traditional textiles. Madaline® is performance oriented therefore less fabric is needed to achieve similar performance compared to traditional textiles.

Madaline® fills the gap in textiles with a high performance, multi-use and smart fabric that has reduced environmental impact.