Increasing the thermal comfort even on the darkest colors.
An important contributor to comfort level an environment is its temperature, which is why you must choose your materials—and colours—wisely.
Light absorbed by dark surfaces is converted into thermal energy, which heats up the material and radiates as warmth. Thermo Leather™ is the newest generation of performance leather, using sun-reflective technology to reduce absorbed energy by 60%.
The temperature difference between standard leather and Thermo Leather™ increases with the duration and intensity of sun exposure. In extreme cases, the temperature difference can be more than 25°C.
The Thermo Leather™ treatment can improve the thermal comfort for any upholstery application.
The Thermo Leather™ Treatment brings many advantages, including:
- Significant reduction in heat that keeps the environment and inhabitants comfortable
- Leather is much less prone to shrink due to overheating
- Prolonged technical and aesthetic functionality in the leather
All of these benefits come without any impact on the beauty or texture of the original material, offering unique opportunities for designers: dark Thermo Leather™ can be specified in non traditional applications with significant exposure to sunlight, including automotive, nautical, and outdoor areas and furniture.
|High traffic areas|
|Cigarette Test (BS 5852-1/79)|
|FS191 Method 5903|
|Port Authority of NY & NJ|
|California TB 11 Section E|
|Other standards on request.|