What Is Bi Cast Leather?
Bi Cast Leather From A Distance
Bi Cast Leather Should not actually be called leather. Bi Cast Leather has many different terms and sayings, and this can lead to confusion for the general public, you can always ask for help from experts like (Restorers ltd)
Bi Cast Leather is a plastic-coated surface that has the grain embossed into it to create a look of leather.
The material is made in layers, with the very bottom layer being made up of a very poor-quality split that’s ultra-thin, this then has other lays limited to the poor-quality split. The finished result is a plastic-coated surface, some may call this vinyl.
Bi Cast Leather is prone to de lamination, blistering and cracking almost like a crazy paving effect on the surface.
If you have a genuine leather item this will not crack, blister or de laminate as you are dealing with a solid material that’s all leather. What can happen with leather is the surface coating which is painted can wear off if the correct care is not taken.
When the film coating is greater than 0.15mm it must be declared as a coated leather and not genuine leather, in some countries, using the term genuine leather is forbidden.
Most countries regulate the leather trade, and Bi Cast leather should not even have the term leather in it as its surface coating is greater than 0.15mm in thickness.
With a Bi Cast leather, the surface will feel much cooler and a little more stiff. Bi Cast leather has a shiny surface. When leather is shiny from new it is in most cases Bi Cast or a fake material.
With Bi Cast Leather being plastic coated its breathability is a big issue, this can result in damage happening within a few years or even months of purchase. The surface coating is sticks to the skin easily causing issues with sweat that will penetrate the surface making a repair impossible.
Taking care of such materials like Bi Cast Leather should be done with a damp warm cloth, or a natural water based leather cleaner, gently cleaning the surface trying not to rub too hard as this can cause the embossed plastic imitation grain layer to de laminate from the substrate below.
Bi Cast leather Close Up Showing Cracking
Bi Cast Leather Very Close Up Cracking
Bi Cast Leather