We all know that cowhide is very thick and can be peeled off many layers. In layman's terms, it can be divided into the first layer of cowhide and the second layer of cowhide (also known as recycled cowhide).
The first layer of cowhide: like the skin of a cow, it has pores, fine lines, good air permeability, and most importantly, it has elasticity and ductility, and is very wear-resistant. The price of cowhide is measured in feet. In the raw material market, the price of bald cowhide ranges from dozens to hundreds of yuan. For example, the first-layer leather used in the car must be a very high-end car, and almost all domestic cars are mainly second-layer leather.
Two-layer cowhide: Also known as recycled cowhide, the common two-layer cowhide is made of scraps of cowhide and then added with polyethylene material to re-bond. Then the surface is sprayed with chemical materials or covered with PVC and PU films.
Is the second layer real leather?
The second-layer cowhide is a kind of genuine leather, but it is worse than the first-layer cowhide. The usual leather on the market is mostly two-layer leather. General furniture sofas are mainly made of two-layer leather, but leather shoes use less recycled leather (because the strength of the second-layer leather is poor, and the leather shoes use less material, a set of sofa materials can be used to make many pairs of shoes), so Only use two-layer leather unless it is extremely cheap leather shoes, or partially used for splicing.