EMM presents ByPell, the ecological leather

Emm – Eredi Maria Mezzabotta Srl is a company based in the Marche region born in 1950 and leader in the marketing and processing of fabrics and similar products. It presents ByPell, its innovative recycled and sustainable leather.
In leather processing, about 75% of the material is discarded and sent to the landfill. Result of a long research work, ByPell was born from the company’s responsible effort to transform what would otherwise have been wasted into useful material; it is aesthetically beautiful, innovative and with low environmental impact.
Studies and tests have led Emm to develop a highly technological and environmentally friendly production process. The finishing waste (also called wet blue) is shredded and subjected to needle punching of the fibers with a water jet system. After bonding with water-based polyurethane (PU), the leather is packaged in rolls. A second coating follows, also made with water-based PU. This process, without the use of environmentally harmful adhesives, is carried out almost totally recycling the water used; it considerably limits the environmental impact, compared to the production of traditional leather. This is confirmed by the data obtained from the certified analyzes that the company has conducted on mechanical performance and aesthetic results, which ascertain the carbon footprint of less than 80% and a 90% saving in water consumption. The product has also obtained the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification, a model for responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector.
ByPell is made up of 50% recycled cowhide combined with recycled polyester, and is 40% lighter than full-grain leather but five times more resistant to abrasion.
In line with the attention to the environment and sustainability that characterizes its policy, Emm widens its gaze towards olive growing. As a matter of fact, it has also developed a synthetic fabric called ByCore based on pulverized olive pits, thus reusing natural waste and transforming it into a synthetic material, totally eco-sustainable and suitable for the most varied applications.