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Bonded leather

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Bonded leather, also called reconstituted leather, composition leather[1][2] or blended leather, is a term used for a manufactured upholstery material which contains animal hide. It is made as a layered structure of a fiber or paper backer covered with a layer of shredded leather fibers mixed with natural rubber or a polyurethane binder that is embossed with a leather-like texture.

An array of bonded leather swatches, in various colors and patterns.

It differs from bicast leather, which is made from solid leather pieces, usually from the split, which are given an artificial coating.