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ECCO and Dyneema produce bonded leather

Dyneema bonded leather is a material created in collaboration between ECCO Leather and DSM Dyneema. It combines the luxurious look and feel of leather with the strength of Dyneema fiber.

Designers and brands have a new material to work with: a paper-thin material with the appeal and luxurious look of leather. Dyneema fiber is the world’s strongest fiber. It’s 15 times stronger than steel yet floats on water. ECCO Leather’s reputation as tanning innovators made the company the logical choice to co-develop a new leather material bonding Dyneema composite fabric with the rich and organic properties of premium leather.

The result is an unique new leather featuring a fine natural surface character blending aspects of distinctive Dyneema fabric structure with the leather’s original grain pattern. It delivers on the performance expectations of Dyneema fabrics matching the tensile strength and comparable leather qualities at a fraction of the weight.

The secret of Dyneema bonded leather is rooted in a multi-phase development sequence involving pre-tanning, bonding and a careful series of interim and final tanning stages. The final material also simultaneously integrates unique haptic and visual chrematistics that give it unexpected expressive potential within the fashion sector, while still being relevant for highly functional performance-based applications.