Sidra | Apple leather
vegan apple-based leather alternativeColour: 005 - carmine red
In stock, deliverable at short notice
Sidra is a bio-based alternative to real leather. It is made with about 40 % apple ingredients. The apples are pressed after harvesting and processed into juice. The derivatives of this process are pulverised and are then used to make Sidra.
This apple leather has a pleasant soft feel with a matt surface. It is well to work with (please note the following processing instructions) and excellent to emboss. In addition, it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Recommendations for processing
We recommend the use of hot glue for processing. When using dispersion adhesives, a strong adhesive glue, e.g. Planatol AD 94/5b, should be used. In addition, at approx. 0.6mm, the material is stronger than a classic cloth, so that turning-in and pressing duration must be adjusted accordingly. To verify that the material is suitable for bookbinding purposes, we had it tested by a professional menu card manufacturer. In addition, we have established in our own tests with our hardcover machines that if the parameters, such as adhesive adhesion, application thickness and pressure, are correct, the material can be processed very well.
The material is also fantastic for blind embossing; due to the pressure and heat, the embossed areas change colour, similar to real leather; this effect is particularly effective with light colours. On our sample card, customers can see a sample blind embossing on the colour "007 - apple green". In addition, we have carried out test series with gold and silver foils, which all turned out very positively. In summary, we can say that the material is generally very well suited for embossing. We have provided a photo of a blind embossing of each colour as the first image for the respective colour.
- Application: for high-quality book covers, photo books, photo albums, menus, boxes etc.
- Order quantities up to 5 metres are excluded from return and exchange!
- Cutting service: On request, we will gladly cut the goods to your specifications at a reasonable price. Cut goods are also excluded from return and exchange!
- On request, we can also supply this product with a roll width of 140 cm. Minimum purchase depending on availability 25 or 50 running metres. Please inquire.
|Material thickness (in mm):||0.68|
|Roll Length (in m):||25|
|Width (in mm):||700|
|Surface & Texture|
|Material:||approx. 40% apple, approx. 60% polyester and polyurethane|
|Finished products:||book covers, photobooks, photo albums, menus, diaries, packagings|
|Ecological features:||UV resistant, dyed with natural pigments, hard-wearing, vegan, wipeable|
|Finishing / Printability:||Hot-foil stamping, Blind embossing|
|Minimum order quantity:||as of 1 linear meter|
2 of 2 reviews
February 23, 2023 14:19
Tolles Veganes Leder
Das Apfelleder sieht toll aus, alle Farben (ich hatte die Musterkarte bestellt) sind sehr schön und stimmig. Die Haptik ist hochwertig. Ich habe gerade erst angefangen damit zu arbeiten, aber ich kann schon sagen, es lässt sich sehr gut schneiden, kleben und lochen.
February 27, 2023 11:07
Great Leather Alternative
I've contacted Schemdt's team asking for a recommendation of a material that could replace leather and that was nice to the touch. I wanted to make some journals and they recommended me Sidra. I have to say it is an amazing material to work with! It surprised me very positively. It was easy to cut and to apply on the boards for making the covers. It was also very easy to make blind tooling with it with a hot typeset. Another positive aspect for me was that the material is very nice to the touch, which made the journal notebooks very nice to handle (and that was the main property I was looking for). I will definitely continue working with this material on next projects.
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Wie wird das eigentlich geklebt? Mit Planatol BB? Oder ein anderer Leim oder Planatol BB gemischt mit Tapetenkleister?
Can vegan apple leather be used in the same way as conventional leather?
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What are the benefits of vegan apple leather?
Hello! As this leather is 0.68 mm thick, is it possible to thin it with a leather knive to e.g. 0.3 mm to be used in bookbinding?
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