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Premium Artificial (Faux) Leather

Hi readers!
We’re introducing some luxe artificial leather in this blog.

Artificial Leather

Artificial leather is made using non-woven fabric as the base material, and it mimics not only the surface but also the structure, functionality, and texture of natural leather. While the production process is more labor-intensive compared to synthetic leather, resulting in a higher cost, it offers the advantage of a texture that rivals genuine leather and excellent product durability.

Synthetic Leather

Synthetic leather is a material created to resemble genuine leather, which is a natural material. It is made by applying synthetic resin onto a base fabric (other than non-woven fabric) to replicate the texture of natural leather, like the grain of genuine leather. The surface is artificially textured to imitate the wrinkles and patterns found in genuine leather.



This is a suede-like artificial leather that gathers the essence of Asahi Kasei’s technology. It features extremely fine polyester fibers (0.1dtx, equivalent to 3/1000th of 1mm in diameter), which create a soft, smooth texture and a luxurious surface.

It offers the following characteristics:

  • Soft to the touch
  • Lightweight and warm
  • Strong and flexible
  • Resistant to rain and water
  • Easy to maintain (can be hand-washed or dry-cleaned)

Lamous® is a registered trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation.

【#70S11】 Drape

Lamous® 70S11, is an original suede-like artificial leather offered by our company under the product name “Drape.”
Lamous® is manufactured without the use of organic solvents in both the production process and the final product. It complies with chemical substance regulations such as the European REACH regulation and employs water-based polyurethane. It has obtained certification under “OEKO-TEX® Standard 100” Class 1, indicating its environmental and human-friendly attributes.

Lamous® is a registered trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation.


This product offers an extensive color range with a total of 48 colors. The material has excellent stretch and expansion properties that align with the fabric width.

Lamous® is produced without the use of organic solvents in both its manufacturing process and final product. It adheres to regulations related to chemical substances such as the European REACH regulation, using water-based polyurethane. It has obtained certification under “OEKO-TEX® Standard 100” Class 1, signifying its environmentally friendly and safe characteristics.

Lamous® is a registered trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation.
(Please note that TH is available for fabric sales only; tape sales are not primarily offered.)

【#600】Marine star

This artificial leather comes in two thickness options, 2mm and 1.5mm. It’s a lightweight and durable material, making it suitable for use in various applications, including belts, bags, prosthetic limbs, keychains, and more.

At our company, we offer a wide range of uses, such as flat tape processing, production of mini belts for die-cut parts, and bonding materials with different materials.

Asahi Kasei’s Lamous® can be viewed on the website below.

Lamous – Artificial Leather | (asahi-kasei.co.jp)
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Please consider trying our premium artificial leather, which is one step above synthetic leather. The Asahi Bias products introduced in this presentation is available through ApparelX, so be sure to check it out. If you have any processing or other specific requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

There are many more products that we can’t cover in this blog, so please take a look at our site ApparelX!

If you are considering ordering in large lots or would like to have a corporate representative contact you, please visit the Okura Trading Contact page!

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