Preparation and properties of split microfiber synthetic leather

B. Zhao, Y. Qian, X. Qian, Jintu Fan, F. Liu, Y. Duo

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© 2018, Association Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. All rights reserved. A split microfiber synthetic leather using split microfiber nonwoven as the base and waterborne polyurethane (WPU) coating as the polymer coating was prepared by a dry transfer-coating method. First, the nylon/polyester (N/P) split microfiber nonwoven was manufactured, and the structure and properties were investigated. FESEM analysis indicated fiber diameter size was between 2.2~5.5 ?m, and performance attaributes met the demands of textiles-nonwovens for synthetic leather. Then the effect of coating-forming temperature, foaming agent concentration and foaming ratio on the structure and performance of WPU coatings were systematically studied. Finally, the structure and properties of the split microfiber synthetic leather were analyzed. The results showed that the split microfiber synthetic leather arranged in a three-layer configuration, and its air permeability, tensile strength, elongation at break, tear strength, peeling strength and creasy recovery angle were better than knitted synthetic leather and real leather.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Microfiber synthetic leather
  • Split microfiber
  • Tensile strength
  • Water vapor permeability
  • Waterborne polyurethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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