Armor-Tan™ - A new generation leather, developed by Pittards, which uses chemistry focused on the fibril bundles within the leather structure. By encasing the fibril bundles by microscopic ceramic "armor plates" within the leather structure, a greater resistance to abrasion and an increase in the durability of the leather is created.
CLARINO™ Microfiber Leather - Developed by Kuraray Co., Ltd., CLARINO synthetic leather
products were developed from Kuraray's initial research into
compound ultra-fine fiber, non-woven material, and high
performance polymers. These accomplishments led to the
eventual, successful duplication of the complex structure of
natural leather, and have enabled Kuraray to debut unique
materials which exhibit and surpass natural leather's special,
inherent qualities. This non-woven microfiber material, and
continues to be the leading innovator in the production of
synthetic leather. The AMARETTA brand of CLARINO is a napped
micro-fiber suede drape, and feels and wears like the finest
natural leather, but without the limitations commonly associated
with natural material. It is available in every color of the rainbow.
CLARINO materials have a wide variety of applications that
athletic and casual footwear, apparel, equestrian riding apparel
and saddles, sports balls, gloves, upholstery, automotive
and audio equipment.
KERATAN™ - This new, innovative glove application, developed by Pittards, is designed to significantly enhance the abrasion resistance of Pittards' goatskin leather. The hard surface treatment in KERATAN™ provides several performance properties including improved abrasion resistance, durability, flexibility, breathability, and water resistance. KERATAN™ leather is ideal for gloves used in snowboarding, motorcycling, mountaineering, and any other application where durability is important.
Microspike - Pittards' MICROSPIKE is the latest development in performance leather, combining anti-microbial treatment for personal hygene with all the WR100X benefits, which provides for moisture resistance along with allowing perspiration to escape, with no change in the leather strucure.
NuLeather - Developed by The Mitchell Group, Niles, IL, NuLeather is a faux leather fabric, engineered with the highest quality polycarbonate resins that provide the required durability for the most demanding environments. The fabric’s formulation offers outstanding hydrolysis resistance, and its rayon-polyester backing provides unsurpassed strength. The fabric is VOC free and contains no PVC, plasticizers, phthalates, heavy metals or stabilizers. In addition, there are no chemical flame-retardants, or toxic by-products and virtually all chemicals are recycled by the mill. NuLeather is ideal for luggage, upholstery and the home furnishings market.
Polygiene® - Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and
fungi at the source, permanently. To do this Polygiene uses low
concentrations of silver salt (silver chloride), which has
antimicrobial properties and is naturally present in water and
soil, to safely eliminate the ability for bacteria and fungi to grow.
The permanent treatment is applied at the finishing stages of
textile production and odor control is possible as the technology
is bound and permanently integrated in the fabric and will not
wash out. Polygiene silver salt technology is only active on the
textiles itself and with a heritage in the healthcare sector
Polygiene has applied its expertise and testing to ensure that
there is no effect on the natural bacterial flora of the skin.
Polygiene is not nanosilver.
ReCast - Developed by The Mitchell Group, the ReCast® patterns of faux leathers are formulated with polycarbonate polymers, containing the strongest resins available for coated fabrics. Polycarbonate is a highly durable and scratch resistant material. ReCast has tremendous physical properties, is easy to clean, and will withstand the abuses of daily life.
Sta-Kleen - Developed by The Michell Group, Sta-Kleen is the first performance fabric and a revolution in faux leather urethane upholstery that cleans permanent marker and ballpoint pen. Sta-Kleen fabric makes it easy to remove tough stains including ketchup, yellow mustard, nail polish, lotions, creams and topical antiseptics that would stain conventional urethane upholstery forever. Sta-Kleen offers permanent protection, created with a proprietary bonding process inherent in the manufacturing process of the product. It is not a topical application: it will last the lifetime of the upholstery.
Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate - Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate (PC) by The Mitchell Group is a polyurethane coated upholstery fabric made from 100% polycarbonate resins. The polycarbonate resins provide for an incredibly strong and durable product. The combination of the polycarbonate resins and Sta-Kleen stain resistance means Sta-Kleen PC can withstand the harsh chemical disinfectants used in commercial environments. It has been accepted into the Healthier Hospitals Initiative for Safer Chemicals. The initial offering consists of five patterns.
TIRRENIA™ - This is a new brand of CLARINO™ fabric, developed by Kuraray
Co., Ltd., which is a line of non-solvent microfiber that looks and
feels more like natural leather. Using the CLARINO Advanced
Technology System, TIRRENINA is an ideal material for
performance categories because of its superior physical
properties. TIRRENIA™ features include: Solvent-free
manufacturing process; Low PU content; Higher physical
properties, especially bonding and tear strength, and low and
even elongation; and Superior hand, feel, and function.