New dimensions of comfort

Monday, 05. February 2018

laif VyP – the new generation of breathable artificial leather sets standards for comfort
• The innovative surface is impressive with excellent technical characteristics
• The new product can be used anywhere people sit for an extended period of time

Hanover, 6 February 2018. Once again, from February 6 – 8, 2018,ZOW (the show in Eastern Westphalia, the established center of the furniture industry) will provide an overview of new products, innovations, and trends of the branch. The compact, focused event offers an opportunity for intense exchanges. For the Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group, ZOW 2018 is the right platform at the right time. Once again, attractive surfaces using furniture films and artificial leather will be presented, but for the first time under the Continental banner. In hall 20.1, booth D 010, the company from Weissbach will show its broad portfolio of applications, including some new products, which will provide the branch with new inspiration. In addition, the trade visitors can experience the new TrendCode, an innovative, interactive tool, which is designed to inspire creators, designers, and customers.


New Generation
The laif VyP, which was newly developed from the ground up, recently celebrated its premier. The unique upholstery material belongs to the next generation of breathable upholstery materials. The innovative hybrid material of vinyl and polyurethane makes use of the best characteristics of both base materials: the softness of the surface and the long life of the material. Here, only raw materials are used that do not contain any common solvents and are based on high-quality, aqueous PU systems and finishes. laif VyP is air and water-vapor permeable. It makes sitting particularly comfortable. The innovative material has already been used in THE PIONEER, the Continental concept car, on the seat surfaces and lower side sections of the backs.


Milestone
laif VyP represents a milestone in the history of the surface specialist. The innovation bundles the knowhow of six decades. Since 1958, Hornschuch has been marketing high-quality upholstery materials under the skai brand for every imaginable application. Regarding the importance of the new product, Bruno Lehmann, Vice President Interior, says: “laif VyP marks a highpoint in the history of artificial leather, of which the developer team is justifiably proud. With its classic leather grain and a broad range of 14 trendy colors, laif VyP opens new possibilities for the furniture market.”


Comfortable and hard-wearing
Thanks to its breathable surface, laif VyP sets new standards for comfort. No matter how long you sit, it isn’t sticky or unpleasant. The toughness of the material is also excellent: laif VyP surfaces look good even after many years. The material is tearproof, durable, highly abrasion-resistant, and easy to clean. At the Heimtextil 2018, the Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group will present laif VyP Nappa with a very detailed leather grain.


Versatile applications
Anywhere people sit for an extended period of time, seating furniture with the upholstery material laif VyP offers excellent comfort. Such as in conference centers, in movie theaters, in hotel lobbies, or in offices. laif VyP is also optimally suited for use in restaurants and bars. VIP lounges are also the ideal venue for laif VyP. In addition, its breathability makes laif VyP ideal for seating areas in vehicles.



Illustrations

 


The seat surfaces and lower side sections of the backs of the Continental concept car, THE PIONEER, are upholstered with the new, breathable material, laif VyP.
Photo: Continental

 



Anywhere people sit for an extended period of time, seating furniture with the upholstery material laif VyP offers excellent comfort. Such as in bars or restaurants.
Photo: Continental

 



Thanks to its breathable surface, laif VyP sets new standards for comfort. No matter how long you sit, it isn’t sticky or unpleasant.
Photo: Continental

 



Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated preliminary sales of around €44 billion and currently employs more than 233,000 people in 56 countries.


As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 46,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech also offers functional and design-oriented living solutions and is always searching for customer-friendly and environmentally-friendly answers – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.


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Axel Schmidt
Head of Communications

Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group
Telefon: +49 7947 81-522
E-Mail: axel.schmidt@hornschuch.de

 
 
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Continental entwickelt wegweisende Technologien und Dienste für die nachhaltige und vernetzte Mobilität der Menschen und ihrer Güter. Das 1871 gegründete Technologieunternehmen bietet sichere, effiziente, intelligente und erschwingliche Lösungen für Fahrzeuge, Maschinen, Verkehr und Transport. Continental erzielte 2017 einen vorläufigen Umsatz von rund 44 Milliarden Euro und beschäftigt aktuell mehr als 233.000 Mitarbeiter in 56 Ländern.


ContiTech zählt als eine Division des Continental-Konzerns zu den weltweit führenden Industriespezialisten. Ihre Kunden finden sich in Schlüsselbranchen wie dem Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, dem Bergbau, der Agrarindustrie sowie der Automobilindustrie. Mit rund 46.000 Mitarbeitern in 44 Ländern setzt das Unternehmen seine Entwicklungs- und Werkstoffkompetenz für Produkte und Systeme aus Kautschuk, Kunststoff, Metall, Gewebe und elektronischen Komponenten ein, um diese mit individuellen Serviceleistungen zu kombinieren. ContiTech bietet außerdem funktionale und designorientierte Lösungen für Lebensräume und sucht stets nach kundengerechten und umweltfreundlichen Antworten – weit über ihre Wurzeln als Produzent von Kautschukprodukten hinaus. Mit einem Umsatz von rund 5,5 Milliarden Euro (2016) ist der internationale Technologiepartner mit Schwerpunkten in Europa, Asien, Nord- und Südamerika aktiv.


Kontakt für Journalisten
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Axel Schmidt
Head of Communications

Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group
Telefon: +49 7947 81-522
E-Mail: axel.schmidt@hornschuch.de


 
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