Water-based Polyurethane (PU) Is An Eco Friendly Alternative To Leather
A few years ago, HELI was introduced to an artificial leather fabric that was developed switching from DMF-based polyurethane production to a water-based process (WBPU). In WBPU, water is the medium used to create foamed polyurethane dispersions as the coating material for the underlying fabric, so it's eco-friendly and harmless to the human body.
The WBPU coating material is environmentally-friendly. It does not contain any toxic chemicals and is non-flammable.
The fabric is both soft and breathable, and suitable for lightweight products such as womens outerwear.
Our material uses essentially different technology from traditional PU on market now, regarding the origin of the process. It simulates the interior structure of real leather by foaming technology and has a very good air permeability with no need to punch by laser, and very soft touch feeling. Therefore, it’s proved soft enough to be used in jackets, coats, etc.