LDI Launches EnviroLeather™ By Jhane Barnes, Printed Using New Technology
LDI Corp. — a Portsmouth, N.H.-based manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-free, faux leathers —
has introduced an EnviroLeather™ by LDI line of faux leather upholstery featuring design patterns
from New York City fashion and interior product designer Jhane Barnes.
The EnviroLeather by Jhane Barnes collection — featuring designs inspired by clean, modern geometry and computer technology — is made using a patent-pending, hybrid digital process that enables dozens of colors and subtle color gradients within each pattern, an effect that has been difficult to achieve using conventional printing processes, according to LDI. The new print technology uses a water-based, environmentally friendly process rather than a solvent-based system, and also reduces energy consumption and waste, LDI reports.
All EnviroLeather products are free of platicizers, halogens and heavy metals; contain renewable material and post-consumer recycled content; meet the California 01350 indoor air quality test standard; and provide good durability and chemical resistance along with a soft hand, according to the company.
December 17, 2013