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Fuente: WIPO "hemp"
This invention relates to an artificial leather (10), a process for producing an artificial leather, an article such as clothing comprising the artificial leather, and use of the artificial leather in the manufacturing of articles. In particular, the artificial leather (10) comprises a non-woven matt formed from bast fibres, more particularly fibres obtained from hemp plants. The fibres in the non-woven matt are impregnated with a polymer, such as a polyester or polyurethane (PU). The artificial leather (10) includes the non-woven matt as a discrete bottom layer (12). The thickness of the bottom layer (12) is greater than the thickness of any of the first intermediate layer (14) or the top layer (16). The thickness of the top layer (16) is preferably higher than that of the intermediate layer (14).