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Africa is a seductively creamy hide with a lovely light pull-up effect. Natural oils and waxes are applied to provide unique luster and a velvet like hand. Vacuum drying creates a firm finish and smooth texture. Natural visible markings such as healed scars, insect bites, small scratches and other signatures of nature are characteristics to be appreciated and confirm its true identity. Over time, a rich patina will develop reflecting the lifestyle of its user.Produced using only the finest hand-selected New Zealand raw materials.
REACH (EC 1907/2006) compliant production aims to improve the protection of human and environmental health. Processed using low emission mineral tanning formulas which are environmentally respectful, the hides are retanned in aged oak drums using vegetable agents, natural fat liquors, oils and dyes that ensure the leather is properly through dyed. Natural color variations may occur even within the same dye lot.
|Applications:||Contract, Hospitality, Residential|
|Raw Material:||New Zealand|
|Hide Size:||Average 48 sqft|
|Thickness:||0.9 — 1.0 mm|
|Flexing Endurance:||IUP 20 / UNI EN ISO 5402: ≥ 30,000|
|Tear Strength:||IUP 40 / UNI EN ISO 3377-I: ≥ 20 N|
|Light Resistance (Xenon Test):||IUF 402 / UNI EN ISO105-B02: 3 blue scale|
|Flammability Resistance:||UFAC Class 1, CAL TB 117-2013, NFPA 260|