The quality of apple leather is impressive. It not only looks like real leather, but it also feels like it. In the same way, the function of apple leather is comparable to original leather: it is weatherproof, windproof and abrasion-resistant. Depending on the thickness and use of the leather, the degree of softness can be adjusted during production. Furthermore, apple leather is easier to wash and retains its high quality for a long time.
Upcycling process from the apple juice industry
The special thing about the production of apple leather is that no new resources have to be used. The production of the leather alternative mainly uses leftovers from the apple juice industry. These residues are first dried in an oven and then processed into a fine powder. The powder is then mixed with a biodegradable plastic and applied to a tear-resistant roll of cotton fabric. For the weather resistance and durability of the apple leather, the roll is heated and pressed.