Breathable imitation leather on solvent-free, aqueous coating basis
AQUAIR®, the highly breathable imitation leather from Trans-Textil, takes components on a purely aqueous basis as its starting point. The manufacturing process uses no organic solvents whatsoever. Water-based formulations are the basis for a significantly reduced ecological footprint over the entire lifecycle and have a lower impact for both people and the environment.
With AQUAIR® we have made synthetic leather breathable!
Breathability describes the permeability of functional textiles for water vapour. By transporting sweat away from the body, it plays an important part in creating a balanced microclimate under clothing and in shoes while also enhancing comfort and wellbeing.
The unique microporous polyurethane structure of AQUAIR® is permeable to water vapour and ensures the utmost comfort when combined with individually selected textiles.
Individuality in any situation
Breathability only works if all components of a textile material compound are permeable to water vapour. Combined with a broad portfolio of similarly breathable textiles and waterproof Topaz membrane systems, AQUAIR® allows the specialist production of functional and highly individual products in terms of both design and composition.
Performance and ecological responsibility
AQUAIR® bears the test mark “100% Vegan” from the Test and Research Institute Pirmasens (PFI), meaning that no components or products of animal origin are used anywhere in the product or for any component or manufacturing step.
Safe from a human-ecological perspective
AQUAIR® uses exclusively components and finishing processes that comply with the latest criteria of the OEKO-TEX® standard 100 in terms of the safety of textile products from a human-ecological perspective.
Trans-Textil and Covestro
The microporous AQUAIR® PU system is based on the aqueous and highly sustainable INSQIN® technology from our partner Covestro, whose coated textiles are manufactured using up to 95 percent less water and 50 percent less energy than conventional processes. Completely unique qualities are produced in combination with the technologies from Trans-Textil, offering a level of comfort and functionality that have raised the bar for imitation leather.
High technical, ecological and ethical standards in a highly individual product design are the underlying concept of AQUAIR®. The finishing touch is the “100% Vegan” seal of the Test and Research Institute Pirmasens (PFI). The benchmark of the PFI: the test mark is awarded if the product, the ingredients and the manufacturing process are proven to be vegan and not of animal origin. Compliance with the criteria is monitored by the Institute, confirmed as necessary by lab tests and regularly inspected.