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Sonoma is a sustainable solution for the production of aviation leathers. They maximize the use of prime surface area, resulting in increased uniformity and dimensional stability. The removal of less desirable areas of the hide also leads to a 20% reduction in waste materials, resulting in lowered costs for shipping and transportation. Sonoma is available in chrome-free options made from vegetable or synthetic extracts, which provide superior shrink resistance and structural strength while also being environmentally friendly.
In addition to sustainability benefits, Sonoma is also a cost-effective and fuel-efficient solution due to their weight reduction. Leather hides, a by-product of the beef industry, reduce 7.3 million tons of landfill waste globally each year. As the aviation industry works towards a more sustainable future, panel hides represent a significant development in the use of responsible and conscious design in the sourcing of materials.
Perrone Performance Leathers & Textiles is committed to sustainability and is always exploring new ways to minimize the environmental impact of transportation. The company’s cut parts process offers another way to achieve additional sustainability, as well as reduced shipping costs. Using a laser-guided water-jet cutting system, Perrone is able to produce intricate patterns with tolerances of within four-thousandths of an inch. The cut parts are 100% quality controlled and enable clients to pay only for the portions used, rather than any scrap or waste. This process also reduces weight, leading to up to 84% reduction in shipping costs and minimized waste.
The removal of less desirable areas also leads to a 20% reduction in waste materials.
Reduce Chemicals & Waste
They also help to reduce the use of chemicals in production by 46% and the amount of fresh water needed by 91%, as well as reduce plastic usage by 2lbs per panel and waste by 89%.
Maximize Prime Surface Area
Increases uniformity and dimensional stability.
In addition to the benefits of panel hides mentioned above, it’s important to note that they also have a positive impact on the environment. Production of panel hides helps to reduce the use of chemicals, resulting in a 46% reduction compared to traditional hide production methods. The use of panel hides also leads to a 91% reduction in the amount of fresh water needed, as well as an 89% reduction in waste. In terms of plastic usage, panel hides result in a reduction of 2lbs per panel.
Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, and the use of panel hides can also help to reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. The weight reduction of panel hides leads to a 20% reduction in transfer fuel usage, which means a lower carbon footprint and a more sustainable approach to transportation.
Overall, panel hides represent an innovative solution for the production of aviation leathers that combines sustainability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. By using panel hides, companies in the aviation industry can make a positive contribution to the environment and work towards a more sustainable future. Perrone Performance Leathers & Textiles is at the forefront of this effort, with its commitment to sustainability and continuous exploration of new ways to minimize the environmental impact of transportation.
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