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Faux leather and fabric coatings

Jayflex™ plasticizers, Vistamaxx™ performance polymers and and hydrocarbon fluids used to make faux leather – an alternative to leather in consumer goods. Jayflex plasticizers are also used in fabric coatings.

Applications and benefits

Vistamaxx performance polymers from ExxonMobil Product Solutions are being used to produce a new, more leather-like feel than either PVC- or PU-based synthetic leathers.

Benefits include:

  • More leather-like feel than PVC
  • 40 percent lighter than PVC
  • More durable than PU
  • 20 percent lighter than PU

Product solutions

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Fact sheet: Adjust PVC plastisol viscosity in your application with Isopar and Exxsol fluids

PVC plastisol viscosity and viscosity stability dictate the amount of paste that is picked-up to cover a substrate. Learn how Exxsol and Isopar fluids offer optimal processability and performance balance for your PVC plastisol applications.

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Vistamaxx™ performance polymers inspire innovation of new, more sustainable faux leather

Case study detailing how Vistamaxx performance polymers enabled manufacturer to develop an alternative solution to PVC-based materials.

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