What are the differences between microfiber leather and natural leather?
Question: What are the differences between microfiber leather and natural leather? Answer: Both microfiber leather and natural leather (leather for short) are one of the raw materials for luggage customization. Due to the limited quantity of natural leather and the relatively high price, the performance is comparable to natural leather Microfiber leather has become an ideal choice to replace natural leather. However, many people do not know the difference between the two very well. Generally speaking, the difference between the two is mainly reflected in the following aspects: 1. Different appearance The pores and textures of natural leather and microfiber leather are different. The surface of natural leather has clear pores, and the lines on the leather are relatively natural. The surface of the microfiber leather has no pores and the texture is more regular. 2. Different weights The weight of microfiber leather is lower than that of natural leather. The specific gravity of natural leather is generally 0.6, and the specific gravity of microfiber leather is less than or equal to 0.5. 3. The smell is different. Natural leather is animal skin, so it has a peculiar smell, even a bad smell. If excessive formaldehyde, heavy metals, etc. are added during processing, natural leather will have a pungent smell. Microfiber leather is artificial leather and has a lighter taste, but inferior microfiber leather may have a plastic smell. 3. Different performance Both microfiber leather and natural leather have better performance, but the comprehensive performance of the two can reach a certain balance. Natural leather is more comfortable and breathable. Microfiber leather is superior in wear resistance and aging resistance. In addition, microfiber synthetic leather surpasses natural leather in terms of chemical resistance, quality uniformity, large-scale production and processing adaptability, and waterproof and mildew resistance. 5. Different materials. Natural leather is derived from animals. Its quantity, size, shape, etc. are restricted by animals, and it does not conform to the concept of environmental protection and sustainable development. Microfiber leather is artificial leather, which is made of a layer of high-performance PU (polyurethane resin) and superfine fiber base cloth. It is more convenient to obtain materials, more in quantity, and more stable in quality and performance.