Opinions mixed on bonded leather

Gunin, Joan
November 2008
Furniture/Today;11/3/2008, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses bonded leather furniture. According to the article, most of the retail space dedicated to bonded leather are on promotional products. Bonded technology, which is a leather-look polyurethane on a fabric made of leather pieces joined with adhesive, is considered a less expensive alternative to genuine leather. The less costly leather imitation applications such as leather match or leather splits are discussed.


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