Leather has excellent tensile strength
Leather is a material, built out of natural fibers. Like the animal skin it originally was, it is made to move, stretch, and endure. One of the properties in which leather excels is its tensile strength. Find out in the video below, what that means and why it is so important for the lifetime of the car seats you use every day.
Automotive leather is produced to meet the highest performance standards. After all, we jump in and out of our car seats hundreds or even thousands of times. That’s why it is vital that they can endure the most. The tensile strength leather has is between 8-25 N/mm2 for hides of bovine origin. Car leather needs to be even stronger. The automotive industry expects a value of 200 N per 5 cm.
The amount of fat content leather has, increases its tensile strength and also its resistance to tearing. That’s why the leather is treated with fatliquors during the tanning process, to increase its abilities to resist environmental effects and pressure. Other factors that contribute to leather’s tensile strength are the finish, stiffness and age of the leather. These only serves to improve the natural properties of leather, which make it such a unique material.