Belfino Group focuses only on those textiles that comply with our stringent standards of mill worker safety and minimal pre and post market environmental impact. In addition to our range of unique, selected range of PPE products and Silicone coated textiles, we produce dimethylformamide (DMF) free leatherettes, recycled leathers and biodegradable textiles.
DMF is a cancerogenic compound used in the production of a range of man-made leatherettes. Although banned in some countries and in the production of a number of leatherette textiles, DMF is a solvent based compound that is still a component of the textile production process. Belfino works only with proprietary, innovative mills using water-based solvents without DMF for our textile lines.
Our Recycled Leathers are produced from real leather that is processed into eco friendly threads that can be converted to a broad range of leather without the environmental impact of traditional bonded leather production. Our Recycled Leathers are an effective carbon footprint reduction product and is able to used leather remnants that otherwise would be waste.
Textiles with biodegradable backings. Leatherette production requires the use woven and non-woven backing materials that have, in many cases, limited biodegradability. Belfino offers textile backing options that use renewable polymers derived from plant-based ingredients. Belfino is developing new 100% biodegradable, recyclable textiles with leading Korean mills.