HIDE NATION (Sister Concern of HI-TECH Seat Covers) Products, has been manufacturing "India's Finest Custom SeatRead More
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Features of Automotive Performance Leather
The main feature of the automotive leather is the combination of the natural leather peculiarities in compliance with strict requirements to modern automotive components.
Leather interior makes every car luxurious.
Even considering the modern development of the technology natural leather stays beyond comparison.
Leather is produced for the long time exploitation (technical features of leather). Tearing resistance. Stretching. Bending. Flexibility (the natural feature of animals' tissues)
Natural automotive leather is incombustible.
Air permeability (depending on the finish)
Grain automotive leather is air permeable that creates a comfortable microenvironment for driver and passengers. Mesh leather is used in corrected articles with the same purpose.
Natural leather has an authentic touch that betrays synthetic materials.
HIDE NATION (Sister Concern of HI-TECH Seat Covers) Products, has been manufacturing "India's Finest Custom Seat Covers" for over 16 years. We are a privately owned company located in Mumbai suburb.
Our product superiority is achieved as a result of using only the finest quality Leather combined with outstanding workmanship and customer service. Attention to detail and quality control has propelled HIDE NATION Products into the forefront of the custom seat cover industry. With a substantial manufacturing facility and distributors nationwide, the company is thriving. Our high standards are framed by:
We take pride in every seat cover we manufacture. Skilled, professional sewers, using state-of-the-art machinery with constant attention to detail and quality painstakingly assemble each one. Our leather are the finest, most durable and aesthetically appealing. Our pattern experts are constantly creating new patterns as new-year models are released.
HIDE NATION went from producing only Genuine leather seat covers in the early years to now,. The quality and durability of all the materials we use are among the best in the industry. A combination of value, high quality products and outstanding customer service has resulted in many satisfied customers.
Each seat cover that is produced at HIDE NATION Products must live up to these high standards set over the past 16 years of attention to every detail, customer desires and market trends. If you are looking for quality that surpasses all of the competition, give us a try.
S.F. Enterprisess Pvt. Ltd. is the fastest growing, Iconic brand name in automotive car seat covers and accessories. Established in 1995 the brand name 'Hi-Tech' has grown by leaps and brounds, thus engraving a name for itself in automotive service industry. With with dedication and hard work of fines industry experts we have created a niche for 'Hi-Tech' in seat covers sector, for the achievers, sky is the only limit, hence in quest of perfection and expansion the company has now spread its wings in all major states and gradually covering all of India. With in all major states and gradually covering all of India. With the well equipped experience of over 16 years, we specialize in the art of designing car seat covers, with many exclusive unique features. 'Perfect fitment is our identification' hance we never compromise on quality issue, therefore satisfaction guaranteed. This give us an edge over other market players who do not care for any standards of quality and fitment patterns. Our commitment to quality has been realized through our wide range of products as well as through our channel of dealers and distributors all over India.
We feel pride when new members joins us showing faith in our brand. May this association bring righ results and enrich our properity.
Hide nation are not a tannery but offer these facts on hides and leather production.Read More
To most people ‘leather is leather’. However if you think about the different uses for leather you will realise that the leather used for a handbag would be very different from the leather used in a luxury car. Even the leather used on furniture is unlikely to have the intensive wear and environmental challenges required of automotive leather.
Leather seats are a luxurious, elegant appointment to any car. They are unmatched in durability and comfort. HIDE NATION provides a wide range of automotive leather interior to match your lovely cars. We customize our leather product range to suit customers' requirements at all levels and budgets. We aim to provide you the best in terms of quality leather and services. After all, we are the preferred specialist in Auto Leather Upholstery....Our services include the following :
- Customizing & Designing Auto Leather Upholstery
- Leather Seat Restoration
- Leather Upholstery Treatments
- Re-Leather Steering Wheel , Gear Knob, etc
- Renewing of Roof, Pillars & Door Linings
To provide you with as much expertise assistance as possible, you are welcome to visit any of our branches to talk about leather upholstery for your car. It will be our pleasure to guide you through our product offerings and give you the information you need to select the correct leather solutions for your car.
When was Hide Nation founded?
The company was originally founded in 1975 as a leather clothing manufacturer. In 1979 the company began to develop leather trim products for the automotive industry.
S. F. ENTERPRISES PVT. LTD.C. T. S. 2630, AB Village,
Ali Talao, Kharodi, Marve Road,
Malad West Mumbai-400095
022 - 288 84 073
022 - 288 06 881
Top Grain Leather
This is not ‘top’ is the usual sense of the word. Top grain leather had the surface sanded away and a new grained surface is embossed onto surface.
Full Grain Leather
This leather retains the natural markings and grain patterns from the animal. Transparent aniline dyes are used to provide colour whilst still showing the natural grain. Full grain leathers are usually soft and supple and used in high quality upholstery.
THE TANNING PROCESS
· Hides are about 70% water and become hard and inflexible after drying.
· They can be easily attacked by bacteria and rot if not kept refrigerated or the water content removed
· Hides are contaminated and dirty with blood, dung, hair etc.
Leather for automotive interiors should be:
· Dry, flexible and stable
· They should have colour, softness and durability
Tanning makes the leather resistant to bacteria. Chrome tanning is the most popular method. The modern leather processing can be divided into three parts:
1. Preparation of wet blue.
2. Modification of the properties as needed in the final leather.
3. Finishing on the surface.
The processes in 1 and 2 are usually done inside drums in water. A few operations are carried out in special machines on individual hides/skins Preparation of wet blue Hides are washed with water and special detergents. This is known as Soaking. Hides are scrapped of any loose flesh. This is known as Fleshing. Hair is removed from the hide using special chemicals
The chemicals used in tanning modify the colour, softness and other properties. The fibre network should be opened up and most other non-fibrous material removed. This is done in Liming. This requires a special soaking which uses lime to increase the water entering the fibre network. Natural grease is also removed.
Hides are normally split into two layers. This creates a uniform thickness. The top layer is used for upholstery. The bottom layer is of non-uniform thickness and processed for different uses.
Adjustments in the acid/alkali balance (pH) of the hide are made before applying the chrome tanning salts. These operations are called Deliming and Pickling.
The chrome tanning salts react chemically with the molecules, making the fibre network resistant to bacteria. Modification of the final characteristics are made as required for the final leather product.
Modification of the leatherThe main characteristics of the modified leather are:
· Leather Thickness
A number of other characters can be changed depending on the type of the leather being made by using specific chemicals.
After adjusting the pH balance, further chemical treatments are carried out.
Retanning uses special materials to change a range of characteristics. Dyes colour the fibres of the leather and oils are used in fatliquoring to soften the leather. Waterproofing, flame proofing, solvent resistance etc. can be applied at this stage.
The leathers are stretched and flattened in Setting Machines and then dried. The dried leather undergoes a number of mechanical processes to make it soft, flat and tight.
Surface finishingA variety of finishing operations is carried out on the leather. Coating with coloured mixes is the most commonly used.
Hides are sliced to a uniform thickness on precision machines. Only the surface is used. The lower splits are weaker and are subject to stretching and therefore provide an unstable base which results in cracking of topcoat finishes. The ‘chamois leather’ used for window and car washing is an example of split leather.
Hides are produced in many countries — the following list is a guide only of the grading structure used at the tannery level and are not quality grades used by manufactures.
A. Southern Germany, Switzerland, Northern Italy, Norway and Finland.
B. Northern Germany, England, The Netherlands and North America.
C. Australian, Africa, South American and Asia.
North and South America are the largest supplies of hides