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• Scottish leather supplier’s innovative LightCore™ with ActiveHygiene will be presented
at Messe Berlin
• New high-performance leather is up to 33% lighter than standard leather and eliminates 99% of viruses and bacteria in two hours*
• InnoTrans attendees can meet the Muirhead team in Hall 5.1, Stand 310
Bridge of Weir, Scotland – Muirhead, a trusted supplier of Fine Scottish Leather to some of the world’s most respected passenger transport and aviation brands, will showcase its latest product innovation at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin next week.
Muirhead’s low-carbon, reduced-weight, full substance LightCore™ leather is re-engineered for the next generation of passenger transport. Made with a unique, durable, micro-light core, the innovative product is up to 33% lighter than standard leather – without sacrificing thickness or strength.
With integrated ActiveHygiene technology, 99% of bacteria and viruses are eliminated from its surface within 2 hours.*
Muirhead’s LightCore™ technology is not about making the leather thinner or inferior in quality – as simply shaving off grams or making the leather thinner would have a dramatic impact on performance, reducing durability and increasing the chance of ripping.
Instead, the manufacturer has re-invented their high-performance leather from the inside out, using a pioneering tanning process to create a true full substance leather with a reduced weight that maintains the strength, quality and technical performance the passenger transport industry expects from Muirhead.
Stephen Hems, Innovation Manager, Muirhead, added: “We knew we wanted to cut weight, but we refused to cut corners. To create true performance full substance leather with reduced weight, our innovation team had to rethink the entire process – from the exact hides we choose, through pioneering new manufacturing techniques, to the rigorous testing that ensures every leather meets the highest safety standards.”
Muirhead created LightCore™ with ActiveHygiene to help reduce fuel burn – without compromising on safety or durability. Rigorously tested to meet the demands of modern passenger transport, LightCore™ has been developed by the company’s technical experts to pass all tests and specifications.
The product continues to build on Muirhead’s commitment to creating the world's lowest carbon leather. Born in 1840, the Scottish manufacturer is proud to be the market leader in the global aviation industry, and an important player in the passenger transport sector.
Archie Browning, Sales Director, Muirhead, concluded: "Muirhead has been manufacturing the finest sustainable Scottish leather since 1840 – and innovation is at the heart of what the business does. We are proud that our low carbon, high-performance product innovations lead the leather industry, and support our valued customers in achieving their own technical performance and sustainability targets.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Strong: Created with a unique, micro-light centre, LightCore™ has been rigorously tested to meet the demands of modern passenger transport, and retains all the durability, breathability and strength of natural leather.
Flexible: LightCore™ is available in a range of grains, colours and finishes to fit any brand and enhance the customer experience.
Cost effective: The fuel savings gained from reducing leather weight by 33% will bring significant commercial and environmental benefits.
Hygienic: LightCore™ is also available with ActiveHygiene, which eliminates 99% of bacteria and viruses from its surface within two hours - again without any compromise to performance.
Sustainable: This unique innovation builds on Muirhead’s commitment to create the world’s lowest-carbon leather. LightCore™ can help achieve sustainability goals and reduce fuel burn without affecting performance or safety.
Muirhead, established in 1840 and part of the Scottish Leather Group, is one of Europe's oldest tanneries; it is widely recognised as a leader in responsible and future-looking innovation of a versatile range of Fine Scottish Leather for a select group of prestigious global brands. Muirhead leathers are made to travel the world - on 160 airlines, in mass transit cabins, and in the marine, furniture, and luxury goods industries.
Discover more at www.muirhead.co.uk
About the Scottish Leather Group
Founded in 1965, Scottish Leather Group (SLG) is the leading manufacturer of leather in the United Kingdom and produces the finest sustainable leather for the world’s most respected companies.
Through its specialist businesses - Bridge of Weir Leather, Lang and Muirhead – the Group leads the leather industry in the responsible and sustainable production of leather and serves the global automotive, aviation, bus, coach, rail, furniture, and consumer goods sectors from its operations located in Scotland, China, and Mexico.