Lamous Asahi Kasei, next gen leather, alternative leather.
Asahi Kasei
Material Name: 

Lamous

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Blend

Founded: 

1931

HQ: 

Germany

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Shitagau Noguchi

Website: 
About the Company

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a multinational Japanese chemical company, that is specialized in serving markets with performance plastics, synthetic rubber and elastomers, packaging products, performance coating materials, membranes and systems, and acrylonitrile. At the same time, it serves as a driver for the development of products and product grades to open up new businesses and application areas.

Material

Lamous is composed of a three-layered microstructure; front, core, and back. The front and back layers consist of three. The core layer is composed of a fine which improves strength and dimensional stability. Impregnation with water-based polyurethane in the spaces between the ultra-fine microfibers imparts a soft and highly flexible texture.

Technology

The short ultra-fine microfibers in Lamous are manufactured by a direct spinning method, in which high-quality raw materials are spun directly into a thread which is then cut into short. The short ultra-fine microfibers are laid on both sides (top and bottom) of the scrim layer to form the unique three-layered sheet. The ultra-fine microfibers and scrim are entangled by high-pressure water jet showers to create a single, unified piece of material. Then, the spaces between the ultra-fine microfibers are impregnated with water-based polyurethane to create a strong, and elastic sheet. It is added thus colorful dyeing and water repellent, stain-proof, and anti-static properties to the finishing.

Applications

Fashion, accessories, home goods, automotive.

Selected Brand Partnerships

n/a

Lamous Asahi Kasei, next gen leather, alternative leather.

Lamous Asahi Kasei, next gen leather, alternative leather.

Lamous Asahi Kasei, next gen leather, alternative leather.

Images credits: Lamous by Asahi Kasei.

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