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Manufacturing & Innovation
Clarino’s™ commitment to innovation, sustainability and quality has paved the way for new manufacturing techniques and a greener production.
The secret to Clarino’s™ superior strength and supple hand-feel is the ultra-fine fibre technology. The material is composed of a non-woven fabric consisting of ultra-fine fibres which are impregnated with polyurethane. This helps the fibre to be more flexible and easier to process.
The spinning process creates an islands-in-the-sea structure. The fibres are known as islands and the matrix is the sea. This islands-in-the-sea-structure is one type of two-component fibre whereby many fibres of one polymer are dispersed in the matrix of another polymer.
Clarino™ fibres are more flexible and move freely within the spaces of the fabric matrix. The result is greater suppleness and unparalleled softness!
Our man-made leathers contain microfibres as fine as 0.004 dr or less to imitate collagen fibre bundles, thereby attaining the soft feel and appearance essential for soft leather use.
The high-end manufacturing process allows for state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, high durability and unsurpassed quality consistency to provide our customers with both unmatched luxury and the finest technology.
Thanks to the very fine structures of the microfibre, it can be treated with traditional finishing methods used by tanneries. Due to various finishes and treatments, unique and exclusive surface structures can be created. Furthermore, Clarino™ products can be perforated, embossed, printed, laminated and dyed in almost any colour, giving plenty of scope for creativity.
1. Create yarn
Polymer A and Polymer B are placed into a machine and comes out as yarn.
2. Spinning & Cutting
Yarn is spun and cut into small pieces.
Small pieces are intertangled to create sheets of non-woven fabric called „basecloths“.
4. Needle punching
Needles are punched through the basecloth.
Basecloths are impregnated with solvent containing polyurethane resin.
Basecloths are passed through water causing the polyurethane to coagulate, leaving the non-woven sheet with a porous structure.
One component is extracted, which leaves behind bundles of microfiber. This non-woven sheet is now called “substrate”.
If substrate is buffled, napped and dyed in the finishing process, it becomes suede-type CLARINO. If substrate is coated with polyurethanes, it becomes grain-type CLARINO.
BenefitsClarino™ is the sustainable and practical alternative to leather.
Clarino combines many advantages of leather to offer quality and beauty at the highest level. What you feel is a silky, velvet-like-soft fabric experience with unsurpassed lightness. What you see is a fascinating freshness, refined elegance and attractive versatility.
- 1. Light and beautiful
- 2. Washable
- 3. Travel proof
- 4. Breathable
- 5. Weather-resistance
- 6. Longevity and durability
- 7. Consistent quality
- 8. Brightest colour range
- 9. No organic solvents
- 10. Low PU content
Thanks to its super lightweight, Clarino™ is extremely pleasant to wear. The silky, velvety touch of the suede types make it most suitable for applications where a luxurious appearance is required. Grain-type Clarino™ gives an elegant look to accessories or furniture.
A unique advantage is that almost any Clarino™ product can be put in a washing machine as a delicate fabric using the appropriate detergent at up to 30° C.
If the washability has been restricted, for example, by a lining that cannot be washed, then dry cleaning will give the best results as well.
Please refer to the individual washing instructions located on each colour card to ensure how to wash your desired microfibre
Creases from being sat upon or from being crushed in a suitcase vanish without leaving any traces.
The complex spun fleece structure of Clarino™ microfibres makes the transfer of air extremely efficient. Normally you do not feel sweaty when wearing Clarino™ microfibres.
As opposed to other materials, light rain has no negative effects at all. Being wind resistant on the one hand and water repellant on the other hand, water spots vanish and leave no trace after a light rubbing or brushing. Clarino™ does not become stiff but always remains elastic and soft.
Despite the extraordinary fineness of Clarino™, the material has an unsurpassed durability, does not tear, and does not become brittle.
Our certified quality control system guarantees for consistency and highest quality. Being a man-made leather produced “on a roll”, our products promise highest yields, an uniform appearance and texture.
Suede and nubuck optics can be dyed in almost any colour. The colour palette ranges from soft pastel shades to really bright rainbow colours which will catch everybody’s attention.
Instead of using organic solvents in the manufacturing process, many Clarino™ products are made using a state-of-the-art, water-based production process which makes it unique worldwide.
Going in line with the focus on sustainability, the PU content used in several Clarino™ products is reduced to a minimum.
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