The application of hollow segmented pie bicomponent spunbond hydro-entangled microfiber nonwovens for microfiber synthetic leather apparel

Baobao Zhao, Xiaoming Qian, Yao Qian, Yongchao Duo, Yan Feng, Jintu Fan, Yang Chen

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The polyester/nylon 6 hollow segmented pie bicomponent spunbond hydro-entangled microfiber nonwoven (PET/PA6 HSBSYMNW) was prepared and used as a leather base to produce microfiber synthetic leather for apparel. The structure and properties of PET/PA6 HSBSYMNW were investigated. SEM analysis indicated the fiber diameter size was between 2.2~5.5 μm. Its performance met the demand of nonwoven textiles for synthetic leather. The obtained microfiber synthetic leather was arranged in a four-layer configuration, and its air permeability, water vapor transmission rate (WVT), thermal insulation, and hand properties were better than commercial garment synthetic leathers with different leather bases. The method achieved a more environmentally-friendly and high-performance preparation of microfiber synthetic leather used for apparel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalAATCC Journal of Research
Issue numberSpecial Issue One
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


  • Apparel
  • Microfiber Synthetic Leather
  • PA6
  • PET
  • Split Microfiber
  • Waterborne Polyurethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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