While most raw materials for leather alternatives are made with PVC (polyvinyl chloride), we use PU (polyurethane), which is more sustainable. PU is less harmful on the environment than PVC. Regarding the color, we do not tan the material nor dye it. The color is derived from pigments mostly coming from minerals in water dispersion process.
MADE IN A RENEWABLE SOLAR ENERGY FACILITY
Solar power is a free source of energy that is sustainable and totally inexhaustible, unlike fossil fuels. Our facility does not emit greenhouse emissions while producing electricity.
ITALIAN EXCELLENCE AND KNOW-HOW
Apple skin was first developed over 10 years ago in Italy and tested thoroughly with pasta making machines to create a dough-like substance that was later developed into this industrial raw material.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment
Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and recently reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products.
The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals.
Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that exacerbate global climate change.
Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.