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 Skin-Friendly Synthetic Leather for Greener Consumer Electronics for the Metaverse

Skin-Friendly Synthetic Leather for Greener Consumer Electronics for the Metaverse

Skin-Friendly Synthetic Leather for Greener Consumer Electronics

for the Metaverse 

Aging Resistant Silicone Alternative to PU and other Faux Leathers

Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 19, 2021 - Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) releases today its VL301 Silicone Velvet Leather. The soft, velvet-like touch makes the leather material ideal for consumer electronics like headsets, AR/VR glasses and gloves for the metaverse, and other consumer electronics that often get exposed to the wearer's skin.


 Automotive Interior and Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Automotive Interior and Human Machine Interface (HMI)

With numerous variations in design, color, and mechanical properties, Compo-SiL® silicone based vegan leather provides sustainable choices for an abundance of automobile interior parts, ranging from the steering wheel to the car seats. Apart from raw materials, Compo-SiL® silicone based vegan leather can also be utilized for human machine interface (HMI) applications like light guiding, tactile sensing surface, etc. It generates low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and offers excellent durability and temperature, UV, weather, and hydrolysis resistance.

                                                          Compo-SiL® steering wheel application

Compo-SiL®: Alternative Sustainable Material for Automotive Application

While sustainable materials are one of the major factors to be trending, automotive interiors and driving comfort have become equally important in consumers' decisions to buy a new car. For instance, to find cruelty-free and eco-friendly alternatives to animal and faux leather, automotive experts, researchers, and manufacturers have kept researching for sustainable, lightweight, and durable materials for ages.

Vegan leather from Compo-SiL® is a sustainable material that can be easily applied to products of R2R and OMD processes. It has no adhesion or bonding issues with other materials. With Compo-SiL® technology, our vegan leather is easy to bond with the other automotive interiors parts, including steering wheel, cockpit modules, automotive seats, etc.

Hydrolysis, humidity, and weather resistance: Compo-SiL® silicone based interiors delivers high hydrolysis resistance performance, making sure the automotive parts installed in the interiors, work well under a high humid environment. In addition, silicone has good weather resistance as well. These features make our silicone based interiors have great durability, which prolong product lifespan.

Anti-microbial: Automotive interiors are always touched and highly exposed to sweat. As a result, automotive surfaces are highly contagious due to bacteria growing day by day, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compo-SiL® based antimicrobial automotive interior surfaces have passed antiviral testing (ISO 21702:2019), anti-bacterial testing (ISO 22196:2011), and antifungal testing (ASTM G21), solving the problem of bacteria growth.

Flame retardance: Flame retardant material is widely applied to automotive interiors to extend the time for escaping when a fire happens. Compo-SiL® silicone based vegan leather equips with halogen-free flame retardant properties, which minimizes the harm to the environment.

Soft and tunable elasticity: With Compo-SiL®’s tenability in hardness and elasticity of the raw materials, various surfaces and embossments for automotive interior surfaces can be designed.

Eco-friendly: Silicones tackle the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. Its low carbon footprint and low VOCs help the sustainability of our environment. (Credit of information goes to CES Silicones Europe) Also, Compo-SiL® silicone raw materials comply with ISO 14001, RoHS, and REACH standards.

 Textile Industry

Textile Industry

Silicone technology has revolutionized the textile industry starting from creating functional fabrics, intelligent textiles to textile
manufacturing process. It has always been one of the main factors to satisfy the demands and requirements of the customers
in sports and apparel applications. Due to its innovative and sustainable material, now
matériO online platform can be found Compo-SiL® material.
Even though liquid silicone process is widely used in the textile industry, but it comes with
many drawbacks like material handling and liquid silicone penetrating into textile fabric and consequently altering its
properties. Nevertherless, Compo-SiL®, a patented technology by General Silicones, not only overcomes these drawbacks,
but also delivers extra values added through roll-to-roll process and textile binding capability for the same demands.