Permair Leather

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How Permair Leather works

Permair is used to improve the performance of conventional leather. The Permair membrane is laminated to split leather so that it emulates the epidural layer of grain leather in terms of look and feel.

Permair Leather proves ideal for a wide variety of footwear types and market segments including children’s’ footwear, safety boots, formal wear, sports shoe, belts, bags and leather goods.

If you think our technical capabilities might fit your requirements then please contact us.

It is the only leather finish to have been awarded the prestigious SATRA Quality Marks, Permair offers four core technologies:

Standard – A cost effective technology developed to meet the performance demands of a wide range of applications.

Prestige – Builds upon the proven technology of standard Permair, with an enhanced protection system to provide superior durability.

Protector – A high performance membrane specifically designed to perform in the most demanding environments. Widely used in safety footwear where EN344 standards are required.

Permair leather - a comparison with conventional leathers

The SEM photographs show how Permair is an improvement on conventional leather and other alternatives. The laminated microporous top layer emulates the epidermal layer of grain leather, maintaining its natural breathability and providing the added benefits of increased durability, waterproofness and easy care.

Permair Leather


Cast Coated leather

Solid top layer prevents breathability and therefore reduces wearer comfort, and is prone to delamination from leather surface.

Grain Leather


Global Supply

Wherever you operate, it is likely that we have Permair Leather available locally. Our global network of expert associates can customise the various Permair technologies to give you the finished leather you need for your products and your market place.

Our policy is to connect and support the supply chain, from brand range conception to point of sale swing tags promotion.


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Contact Details

PIL Membranes Ltd
Estuary Road
King's Lynn
PE30 2HS
United Kingdom

T. +44 1553 622000

F. +44 1553 622097

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