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About Leatherite

Leatherite is a world class leader in the manufacture of synthetic leather strapping, having pioneered the technology over forty years ago. In that time Leatherite have invested in continuous research and development to ensure the products and processes continue to improve and evolve to the changing needs of the market. There is always something new coming onto the market from Leatherite, with the next exciting product never far behind! The major traditional market for Leatherite strapping has been the equine industry in pleasure, racing and endurance riding, however customers are now manufacturing a large number of different items for a variety of industries. We are seeing an increase in cottage industry small businesses, making items such as dog collars and leads to supply niche markets. Leatherite are pleased to support the needs of all of our customers, large and small.

Leatherite strapping

Raw Webbing - LeatheriteCore to the strength of Leatherite strapping is the woven centre. Produced from a combination of carefully selected yarns, the weave gives the product high tensile strength, flexibility and assists with the adhesion to the outer polymer coating.

The adhesive used to create the strong bond between the webbing and the polymer is a carefully selected and formulated blend of adhesives sourced from Europe. The result is possibly the toughest bond between webbing and polymer available. It is by far the strongest that we have tested.

The final ingredient in Leatherite strapping is the outer co-polymer coating. Made from a flexible Thermoplastic Elastomeric compound specially designed for the equestrian market, this compound is manufactured in accordance with Australian Standard AS2070-1999, Plastics Material for Food Contact Use. Being UV stabilised, the finished product is both strong and durable in extreme weather conditions.

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Leatherite products are ECO friendly as we value the environment!

The world is going green. In conjunction with our Australian polymer suppliers, Leatherite is ahead of the pack in ensuring our product meets and exceeds world standards in this area. We are RoHS, REACH and CPSIA compliant and our polymers have been Phthalate free for some time. Many of our international competitors are busily trying to reach these standards. Leatherite product meets the Australian Standard AS2070-1999, Plastics Material for Food Contact Uses.

Research and Development

Product Test Comparison with Leatherite Leatherite invest significant resources into ongoing research, development and testing to ensure we continue to offer the highest quality products. This is no more apparent than in the improvements in our adhesion between the polymer and the webbing. In collaboration with local and international adhesive suppliers who have contributed technical expertise, we have developed the unique blended adhesive that has seen a 250% improvement in tear strength test results in less than one year. This puts Leatherite ahead of the pack. The graph opposite compares the Leatherite product with a well known International brand. The Leatherite PN 25 product tested required twice the force to remove the polymer from the webbing.

If you would like to see and learn more about the process, please have a look at our YouTube video at:


Leatherite Manufacturing Gallery

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