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Bicast, or PU, leather is a material composed of split leather coated in a layer of polyurethane embossed with patterns to resemble the grain of higher-quality leather. More »

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Polyurethane, or PU, coated leather is split hide leather that is bonded and covered with a polyurethane coat, and then embossed with grain patterns to simulate the appearance of top grain leather. PU is also known as bi... More »

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PU leather is made from polyurethane and leather. It is a high-density cellular plastic sheeting commonly used as a substitute for real leather. More »

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Bicast leather is split leather, the part of the hide left after the top-grain layer is removed, that is laminated with a polyethylene or polyurethane coating and embossed with grain patterns for a natural look. It is mu... More »

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Polyurethane, or PU, coated leather is split hide leather that is bonded and covered with a polyurethane coat, and then embossed with grain patterns to simulate the appearance of top grain leather. PU is also known as bi... More »

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A simple way to distinguish leather from vinyl is to inspect the grain of the material; vinyl has a distinguishable grain pattern, while the grain in leather has no discernible pattern. Vinyl contains a pattern because i... More »

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Synthetic leather, also known as faux leather, vinyl or leatherette, is a manmade fabric made using PVC or polyurethane (PU) that is treated and dyed to resemble real leather. Synthetic leather is a cheaper, a more versa... More »

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