Elmocool is both in the tanning- and in the finishing-process, fully based on the amazing new innovation; the TFL Cool System® Cool Technology. The patented technology comprises COOL dyes (SELLA® COOL dyes) to colour the leather and cool NIR (near infrared) transparent pigments (RODA® COOL pigments), which are applied in the finish coat. The cool pigments do not absorb near infrared waves but let them pass through allowing the leather’s natural collagen fiber network to reflect the NIR rays. Without absorption, there is no heat buildup. In this way, dark leathers remain considerably cooler when exposed to direct sunlight. Only the right combination of dyes and pigments provide the optimum performance in keeping the leather cool. The temperature difference can be up to 20°c between COOL and non-cool black leathers.

The COOL technology has already been used and appreciated in car seats in convertibles, steering wheels, motorcycle garment and traditional shoes. Elmocool is the first furniture and transport leather in the market, offering this comfort.

Raw material:

Grain leather from Scandinavian cattle. All Elmo leather is dyed through and tested at Elmo’s laboratory.
A hide is selected at random from every batch of finished leather and checked in accordance with the following:

Technical specification
PropertyTarget valueMethod
Lightfastness6ISO 105-B02
Wet-rubbing80/4ISO 11640
Dry-rubbing2000/4ISO 11640
Sweat50/4ISO 11640
Finish-adhesion2.0 N/cmISO 11644
Tear-strength20 N/mmDIN 53329
Thickness1.0 - 1.3 mm

Colour specification

Colour assessment
Daylight source D 65 closely corresponding to CIE standard light D 65.



Clean water tanning technology

Clean water tanning technology ables us to borrowing water instead of consuming water and returning the water back to the river in the same condition.