Manual: Science defeats magic? The technology of turning silk into leather is amazing
Silk and leather, one thick and one thin, one light and one heavy, one soft and one hard, are obviously two unrelated materials, but with the development of science, scientists have closely linked them together.
It turns out that today's silk can be made from leather!
It turns out that the Tufts University team has developed a new method of processing silk that can make it tougher, stronger and more durable while maintaining elasticity and versatility, a process that requires only mild chemicals and can be done at room temperature. .
Silk leather, which has the same properties as regular leather, can be folded, perforated, stretched and sewn together to create clothing and accessories, often leather.
What's more, 3D printing technology can also be used to change its texture, which means that silk leather is more varied and beautiful than ordinary leather!
So, is there a need to process silk into leather? Of course there is!
Firstly, to meet the market demand, it is necessary to produce a large amount of leather, that is, to raise a large number of animals, animal farms take up a lot of land and release a lot of water, and the animals themselves emit a lot of methane water into the atmosphere.
Harmful chemicals are also used in the processing of these materials.
Unlike regular leather, silk leather is easily recyclable.
As the product is nearing the end of its life, the material can also be re-dissolved into silk pulp and then made into a brand new silk leather product. Even if it ends up in a landfill, the material is biodegradable. Therefore, the mass production of genuine leather is very harmful to the environment!
Secondly, many people are allergic to the skin, and silk protein is more than 80% similar to human protein. Skin nutrition effect.
Therefore, the new type of silk leather is applicable to a wider range of people than ordinary leather, and it is also healthier!
At present, this R&D team is still trying to compare, and you may soon see more environmentally friendly and healthy silk skin.
So, are you interested in silk leather?