Initially designed for the manufacture of children’s satchels, Teijin Cordley has developed a new antibacterial and antiviral artificial leather incorporating long-lasting antibacterial agent. Subsequent versions will additionally be suitable for sporting goods such as shoes and leather balls.
Leveraging the unique surface treatment technology from Teijin Cordley Ltd., Osaka/Japan, the Teijin Frontier Group's high-grade artificial leather business, the new antibacterial and antiviral artificial leather can be treated with the same process as conventional artificial leathers, and can be used in a wide range of applications. Furthermore, products using the new leather material can be classified as “environmentally friendly”, as it is created using recycled polyester raw materials. The long-lasting antibacterial agent on new artificial leather’s surface has led it acquiring SIAA antibacterial processing and antiviral processing certification from the Society of International sustaining growth for Antimicrobial Articles, Tokyo/Japan.
The technology in the long-lasting antibacterial agent was originally developed to control the growth of microorganisms such as mold in the confined spaces of submarines, and is effective against various kinds of bacteria, mold and viruses. In addition, it has the potential to treat a variety of materials such as fibers and hard materials.