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Question: How durable is kombucha leather?

by lait422 | April 23, 2018 21:32 | #16201

I conducted a stretch test and a crumple test on a piece of kombucha leather before and after it was coated with the beeswax and coconut oil mixture.

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The kombucha leather ripped easily without the coating. With the coating, the kombucha leather had a gummy texture to it. It stretched more than I expected and you could see where the kombucha leather pulls. It's similar to stretching a gummy candy sheet.image descriptionimage descriptionimage description Crumple Test

The kombucha leather without the coating crumbled very easily. It was similar to crumbling a dry leaf. The kombucha leather with the coating mushed together and didn't crinkle like paper. Instead it mushed together.

Overall, the coating provided a barrier that did it's job of providing more durability than it's original form without the coating, but it's not enough to protect it in the long-term.


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