In many, mostly luxury cars is alcantara, a synthetic fabric made from polyurethane, polyester, and microfiber. The suede-like texture and feel, combined with a very good durability make for an immense demand for the substance, which is so great that the manufacturer no longer can.
Origin of the material
Alcantara was in the ’70s of the last century, developed by the Japanese Toray Industries and italy’s ENI, which specially for this purpose, the company Alcantara S. p.A. founded, the only company that this material can and should produce.
Currently, the Alcantara 8 million metres of fabric per year, produce, but by the ever-increasing demand is that too little. Director Andrea Boragna did not even know up to 20 percent of orders have to refuse, because there is simply not enough can be produced.