Fur processing company Furness has filed a patent application for a new fur-making process that uses an artificial fur-bearing structure.
The patent is a continuation of a research effort conducted by Furness that’s also used by Furtech to manufacture fur.
The technology could be used to make a variety of products including handcrafted fur caps, hats, mittens, and more.
The company’s patent application is listed on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.
In a patent filing dated August 8, 2017, Furness says that the new technology can “eliminate the need for the use of animal fur in traditional fur manufacturing.”
The new process also eliminates the need to use animal skins in the manufacturing process, which is a “highly wasteful and inefficient use of energy.”
It is expected that the FurTech process will make use of artificial fur as a source of the fur used in FurTech products, according to the patent.
“Our goal is to develop and commercialize an innovative and energy-efficient fur processing technology for fur-related products,” the company said in the filing.
Furness’ patent application describes a process that allows fur-makers to manufacture the natural fur and the artificial fur by “manipulating an artificial structure and its surrounding elements.”
Furness is also interested in using artificial fur in its FurTech fur products.
It also describes a system that can “create an artificial fibrous substance that is stable, flexible, and elastic.”
It describes a way to make artificial fur for the manufacturing of hats, hats for gloves, gloves for gloves and gloves for hats, and gloves with artificial fur.
“We believe that artificial fur is a viable alternative to natural fur for both human and nonhuman animals, especially in light of recent advances in artificial fur manufacturing,” the filing said.
“As an example, we have developed and tested a variety, and some of the most promising, natural fur-containing hats and gloves.”
A patent application filed in April 2017 says that artificial fibres, such as fur, are “used extensively for the production of synthetic and natural fibres,” and that “fur and other natural fibrous materials can be used as a substitute for animal fibres.”
“The use of synthetic fibres as a replacement for animal fibers is a common practice for the fur industry because synthetic fibre is more durable and has greater strength than natural fibre,” the patent said.