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San Fang’s Innovative Vacuum Forming Film (AEGISKIN®) Promises to Revolutionize Bicycle Saddle Manufacturing

Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 23 February 2021

San Fang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. is one of the largest synthetic leather manufacturers in the world. Established in 1973, product applications include, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Automotive Interior and Apparel—San Fang is one of the global material suppliers for leading sports brands such as NIKE, Adidas, and PUMA. Their goal is, in league with customers, to become both a smart and sustainable manufacturing enterprise.
San Fang’s products are extensively used in bicycle saddle manufacturing. The company’s Vacuum Forming Film, AEGISKIN®, is the latest innovative product combining high performance and sustainable development. AEGISKIN® features a non-toxic product life cycle and becomes the best choice in developing green manufacturing processes.
Manufacturers in all verticals are embracing Industrial 4.0 manufacturing systems, including the bicycle industry. The world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd., has recently set up a smart bicycle manufacturing production lines, with many other companies in the bike components supply chain following its lead into automated production transformation. This development, along with the need for environmentally sustainable practices, has stimulated a need for appropriate materials. Major bicycle saddle manufacturers are looking for suitable artificial leather materials as they move to transform their production lines.

AEGISKIN® features extension, durability, and surface processing. Its four-way stretch is unique, a feature that allows high extension without the material splitting which makes it especially suitable for automated mass production. Bicycle saddle manufacturers seeking the most suitable material for smart bicycle saddle production see huge potential in this material. Because AEGISKIN® does not use solvents and plasticizers, it lacks a pungent odor and also contains properties beneficial to the skin along with antibacterial properties. It has passed the EU environmental protection regulations such as SVHC, RoHS, and PAHs. Its excellent hydrolysis resistance, as well as chemical and abrasion resistance, which all meet the post-pandemic era requirements of cleaning and durability.

The manufacturing processes involved in producing the environmentally friendly automatic vacuum forming film, AEGISKIN®, result in lower carbon emissions, labor, and energy consumption compared with traditional processes. This not only reduces the burden of environmental pollution but also conforms to the industrial production concept of a green circular economy.

Rack Chen, Deputy Sales Manager of San Fang Chemical said that years of research and development experience has allowed San Fang to enter the bicycle manufacturing field and also contribute to the environment. Automated production lines and green processes are also one of San Fang’s values.

San Fang will participate in the International Taipei Cycle Online in March this year, with a range of AEGISKIN® products being presented at the show—a “chemical reaction” in the bicycle supply chain is most certainly assured.

Source: San Fang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.


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