skai® Artificial leather
With skai® artificial leather we offer an excellent surface material. The imitation leather convinces internationally with its enormous variety of applications in the interior design of high-quality living and object areas, but also in the medical sector or for outdoor applications. Our polyurethane synthetic leather effortlessly meets all requirements with regard to fire protection (B1 certified) and comfort - and thus provides a good alternative to genuine leather. Perfectly coordinated collections and innovations allow upholstery solutions, furniture fronts and floor panels of all kinds to merge into a single unit. Synthetic leather made of PVC plastic scores above all with durability and thus stands for genuine quality.
skai® Artificial leather for a range of applications
The contract sector places high demands on our skai® upholstery fabrics. Materials used for headboards in hotels and on cruise ships or for seating in restaurants and stadiums must have flame-retardant properties to protect passengers and guests if there’s an emergency. Our products meet a wide variety of flammability standards. skai® Parotega NF and skai® Palma NF fulfil the strict building material class 1, meaning they comply with the very strictest flame retardant directives.
The materials chosen for contract furnishing applications should be highly durable and suitable for the task at hand. Seats in areas with a high number of visitors need to offer good abrasion resistance to stop the furniture wearing. skai® Pandoria Plus can withstand 100,000 Martindale cycles, meaning it complies with the most stringent requirements.
Furniture designers and manufacturers
When creating their pieces, furniture manufacturers and designers as well as interior designers and decorators find real inspiration in the attractive designs, strong structures and on-trend colors of our artificial leathers. Time and again, they use our products to conjure up irresistible, emotionally impactful living spaces – regardless of whether the materials are applied to couches, armchairs or walls. Just look around and it becomes quite clear that our products have found their way into all corners of our day-to-day lives: at home, in the car, at work, on holiday and in our downtime. In every situation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They enrich and add beauty to our lives. They make us feel nice and comfortable at any hour of the day or night.
Furnishing of medical facilities
The product characteristics of certain skai® upholstery fabrics such as skai® Surface Plus make them ideal for the contract sector such as nursing and retirement homes and also meet the very highest design requirements. The “Plus” stands for outstanding surface resistance. Oil, grease and sweaty substances that could clog some materials are no problem here. The surface is also antibacterial and antimicrobial. An innovative coating provides outstanding surface protection. These materials are resistant to disinfectants, blood and urine, comply with REACH and meet the requirements of the German Medical Devices Act (Medizinproduktegesetz).
Suitable for outdoor applications
With our skai® cool colors Venezia and skai® Neptun, we are offering innovative upholstery materials for outdoor applications. skai® cool colors Venezia is a high-quality upholstery fabric specially designed for outdoor use. Its surface keeps the upholstery material cool even in direct sunlight. Special cool colors pigments reflect up to 80% of near-infrared radiation, which reduces the heat build-up in the upholstery material by up to 25%. This innovative technology has already proved its worth in other areas such as convertible seat coverings or window frames, where it has been found that the darker the color, the greater the effect. Now, skai® cool colors Venezia means colorful synthetics spanning the entire spectrum can be used in outdoor applications – something that would once have been unthinkable due to the heat. Another outdoor material available in lots of summery colors is skai® Neptun in the Caleri and Pescara embossing styles. It has everything an upholstery material needs to cope with all weather conditions. The extremely hard-wearing material is light-fast and watertight; all of its other technical specifications are way above the norm, too. This ensures that the surface has been a successful long-seller, especially in the outdoor areas of cafés and restaurants. But it’s the marine sector where skai® Neptun is the first port of call for boat cushions, yachts and cruise ships. Thanks to its nanocoating, both materials are incredibly resistant to soiling and weathering. skai® Neptun Ravenna and skai® Neptun Imperia are two more artificial leathers ideal for outdoor use. They are resistant to chlorine, salt water and UV radiation.
The benefits of synthetic leather
Synthetic leather is perfect for those who avoid animal products. Artificial leather is easy to clean and very hard-wearing. It can be produced in lengths sold by the meter, is reproducible and can feature a wide variety of embossing styles – for example including seams, fabric textures, stitching and technical designs.
A comprehensive color palette and varied designs
Thanks to its natural look and feel, our _skai_ leather is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. But our imaginative designs create a surface that looks completely new and unique. Whether _skai_ patterned leather or with a leather look, the diverse range of designs are available in a variety of on-trend colors – from bold red and classic anthracite through to warm orange shades. They can also be shipped at short notice.
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