As an environmentally friendly, animal friendly, and sustainable fabric, our fabrics will fit perfectly into any automotive vehicle. Sileather® silicone fabrics can be used as seating upholstery, on door panels, as the ceiling liner, trim, and any other interior placement.
Dow has developed a silicone rubber-based vegan leather. Human Horizons and Dow say they have collaborated on an innovative silicone developed for harsh automotive interior environments. Based on an understanding of silicone technology and a detailed study of the leather market, Dow decided to develop an «innovative new synthetic leather product» utilizing innovative liquid silicone rubber technology. The safer materials used are odorless, and low-volatile organic compounds are said to protect consumer health and contribute to sustainability.
Silicone leather finishes give natural leather a luxurious hand feel surface finish, a natural, authentic matte look, providing important water repellency, abrasion resistance and anti-soiling properties. Furthermore, silicones make synthetic leather softer and more breathable.
Dow has found after years of exploration and research that the unique molecular structure of silicone matches the consumer demands for leather in terms of softness, moisture permeability, stability and environmental friendliness. Based on the sophisticated understanding of the silicone technology and in-depth research into the leather market, Dow has decided to develop a revolutionary new synthetic leather product utilizing an innovative liquid silicone rubber technology.
Dow applies advanced liquid silicone rubber technology to provide unique features of stain resistance, soft touch feeling and strong weather ability. The safer materials used have no odor and low volatile organic compounds (VOC) will guard consumers’ health and contribute to sustainability. This revolutionary silicone leather product is capable of uses in fields with more stringent material requirements such as automotive, yachts, aviation, medical science, furnishing and children’s room.