Muirhead to showcase its latest product innovation at InnoTrans 2022

Posted: 1 August 2022 | | No comments yet

Muirhead has revealed that it will showcase its latest product innovation, LightCore™; with ActiveHygiene, at InnoTrans 2022.

Muirhead LightCore™ with ActiveHygiene

Muirhead LightCore™ with ActiveHygiene

A low carbon, reduced-weight full substance leather is re-engineered for the next generation of passenger transport.

Made with a unique, durable, micro-light core, LightCore™ is up to 33 per cent lighter than standard leather – without sacrificing thickness or strength. And, with integrated ActiveHygiene technology, 99 per cent of bacteria and viruses are eliminated from its surface within two hours.

It is not about making the leather thinner and inferior. Simply shaving off grams or making the leather thinner has a dramatic impact on performance, reducing durability and increasing the chance of ripping. 

Muirhead re-invented their high performance leather from the inside out using a pioneering tanning process to create a true full substance leather with a reduced weight that maintains the strength, quality and technical performance the passenger transport industry expects from Muirhead.

Stephen Hems, Innovation Manager at Muirhead, said: “We knew we wanted to cut weight – but we refused to cut corners. To create true performance full substance leather with reduced weight, required our innovation team to rethink the entire process, from the exact hides we choose, to pioneering new manufacturing techniques, to the rigorous testing that ensures every leather meets the highest safety standards.”

They created LightCore™ to help reduce fuel burn – without compromising on safety or durability. Rigorously tested to meet the demands of modern passenger transport, LightCore™ has been developed by Muirhead technical experts to pass all tests and specifications.

And as you would expect from Muirhead – LightCore™ with ActiveHygiene continues to build on its commitment to creating the world’s lowest carbon leather. When it comes to low carbon, high performance leather, Muirhead is in it for the long haul. Born in 1840, they are proud to be the market leader in the global aviation industry. 

Archie Browning, Sales Director at Muirhead, concluded: “Muirhead has been manufacturing the finest sustainable Scottish leather since 1840 – and innovation is at the heart of what the business does. We are proud that our low carbon, high performance product innovations lead the leather industry, and support our valued customers in achieving their own technical performance and sustainability targets.”

To find out more information about how specifying Muirhead LightCore™ Leather with ActiveHygiene could help your business, please visit

At InnoTrans 2022, find Muirhead in Hall 5.1, Stand 310.

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