What does the consumer think about leather in cars?

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Published:  17 May, 2017

There is a strong editorial focus on automotive leather and its future in the May-June 2017 edition of International Leather Maker (ILM), which is now available in print or to download from the ILM App for Apple and Android devices.

In an exclusive editorial feature with ILM, leading global leather maker Eagle Ottawa by Lear shares some of its consumer market research results, which was carried out in North America, China and Europe. The results show how consumers value leather in their interiors and the potential backlash that decontenting leather with substitute materials could have.  

In addition, global automotive Tier-1 company Faurecia outlines it’s “cockpit of the future” concept and explores some of the mega trends taking place in the automotive industry. Faurecia provides some indication of how the interior of future vehicles may look.

Rounding off the automotive leather theme, we have an exclusive insight into the latest leather interiors seen at this year’s Geneva, New York and Shanghai motor shows courtesy of the design team at global automotive leather makers, GST Seton AutoLeather. 

Other editorial articles of interest in ILM May-June:

  • Interview with Stahl CEO, Huub van Beijeren about its acquisition of BASF Leather Chemicals BU.
  • Mike Redwood interviews the Chief Technology Officer of Modern Meadow.
  • A technical look at film forming and non-film forming leather finishes.
  • A review of Lectra’s automotive leather event.
  • A round-up of some of the latest leather cutting and digital printing machinery.
  • An overview of automotive leather testing from SATRA.
  • A short review of the latest tannery machinery and equipment.

Plus, all the regular news, features and commentary from the leading multi-platform business information brand serving the leather industry.

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