March 3 2023  |  Amenities & Comfort

Perrone’s aviation performance leathers

By Alex Preston

Perrone Performance Leathers & Textiles produces FAA burn certified performance leathers for all aviation markets

Founded in Gloversville, New York, a hub of the American leather-making industry in the 1900s, Perrone Leather has always been dedicated to crafting high-quality leather products.

In 2000, Perrone Leather joined forces with the Avery family to form Perrone Aerospace, suppling seating and interior leather and textiles, as well as skilled repair and cleaning services.

Today, Perrone Performance Leathers & Textiles serves more than 150 commercial airlines around the world, with sustainability and environmental responsibility at its core. To achieve this, Perrone relies on America’s first laser-guided water-jet cutting system, and digitized cutting to shorten lead times, improve accuracy, improve sustainability initiatives, and reduce costs. This commitment extends to a Chrome Free Leather. The system, wet white tanning, refers to leather with a pale cream or white color. This recently developed method of tanning has been increasing in popularity, partially due to contemporary concerns about environmental impacts.

Aviation leather ranges include Skyline, an aniline-dyed leather with a lightly texture-enhanced grain with a soft supple hand; Monarch, Duchess, Cassini, Royal Elite and Featherweight Royal Elite.

Enduralite™ is the lightest weight synthetic leather option in the aviation industry, weighing only 1oz per square foot. Enduralite™ synthetic leather is proven in service since 2012, and is incredibly durable, extremely lightweight, available in a range of colors. EnduraLite 1.0 is an updated lightweight synthetic upholstery, featuring the same ink resistance and easy cleaning as standard EnduraLite™. An ideal alternative to fabric covers, EnduraLite 1.0 delivers and optional nano-perforation, a design innovation that permits airflow and transfer of moisture vapor.

In the spring of 2008, Perrone built a new, state-of-the-art 70,000ft² manufacturing facility in Upstate New York.

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