The traditional yacht leather is mainly PVC (Polyvinyl chloride), because it is quite stable to salt, insoluble in water, alcohol, gasoline, acid and alkali resistant at room temperature, and has certain chemical resistance. At the same time, it can be flame retardant through additives, so it is widely used in the interior of the boat and was once regarded as the best marine interior product.
However, PVC products also have many shortcomings, such as high toxicity, serious pollution, and poor aging resistance, which have become fatal defects in the interior of the boat. After a long period of sunlight, the aging is accelerated, the color is degraded, and the white leather turns yellow. Therefore, the factory warranty for ordinary PVC products is only 18 months. In order to improve the service life and stability of PVC leather products, a large number of plasticizers, anti-aging agents and the like have been added. PVC itself is not toxic, but the main auxiliary materials such as plasticizers and antioxidants added are toxic. These additives are slowly released at room temperature and will continue to volatilize during the lifetime use of PVC leather products. On October 27, 2017, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer published a preliminary list of carcinogens, and PVC was listed in the list of three types of carcinogens.
PVC will release hydrogen chloride and other toxic gases during combustion, which is very harmful to humans and animals. Due to the poor thermal stability of polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl chloride plastic products will slowly decompose hydrogen chloride gas at around 50 °C. This gas is harmful to the human body and will cause decomposition after prolonged heating. When the temperature is lower than 0 °C, the PVC will become hard and brittle, and all physical properties will drop sharply, losing the function of use. Therefore, the temperature range of PVC leather is generally between -15~50 °C. However, in summer, the surface temperature of the ship will exceed 60 degrees in direct sunlight. The sea surface temperatures below -15 °C in Europe, America and Asia are very normal.
Is there no better material to replace PVC boat leather? Of course not, Timwell Yacht Special Leather, Timwell Eco-material will bring you a different health experience. This is a completely environmentally friendly product, even if it is exposed to sunlight (above 80 °C), there will be no harmful substances volatilized, VOC 0. Exposure to the natural environment for at least 8 years (wind, sun and rain), there will be no problems such as aging. Except for strong acid and alkali, all kinds of acid and alkali salts will not cause damage to the surface. It is suitable for use in the natural environment of -40 to 60 degrees, and there is no problem of high and low temperature cracking. All kinds of stubborn stains can be easily wiped off, reducing unnecessary damage to your products. It is the most ideal marine leather material to date.
Suitable for all kinds of yacht sofas, yacht decoration and yacht steering wheel and other products.