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How well (or poorly) does natural leather insulate?

How well (or poorly) does natural leather insulate?

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Sunil Kumar FP
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8 years ago
Natural leather which is made up of skin insulate very well because it is poor conductor of heat.The thermal conductivity of dry leather is .14W/mK. and that of natural skin is .29W/mK.This is due to tanning process.Moreover coparing with many other material we will find that it has a low thermal conductivity which makes it a good insulating agent

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