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Clariant Launches Beauty & Productivity Boosters for Leather Finishing

Published on 2010-11-10. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Clariant launches Melio® Aquabase EF and HF, its two new tailor-made leather pre-coatings designed to bring out the natural beauty of leather and achieve maximum cutting yield.

Developed for full grain leathers, Melio Aquabase EF can be used either alone or with suitable additions as a very good sealing and upgrading pre-base coat that keeps the leather's softness and grain break. The product is distinguished by its filling properties for finer scratches and pinholes and is convincing as a result of its elegant upgrading abilities. Subsequent buffing is not required.

Melio Aquabase HF is a strong filling pre-ground for lower grade material, such as buffed leather, full grain leather with deeper scratches, and even splits. For grain leathers Melio Aquabase HF can be used in combination with adhesive agents to fill deep grain defects. The leathers can then be finished either buffed or full grain. After application on splits, a subsequent buffing process generates a very uniform surface appearance.

Both products can be combined to take advantage of their individual properties. These two versions of the Melio Aquabase range will help tanners minimise hide losses and waste, as well as enhancing cutting yield and profitability.

These latest additions to Clariant's Melio Aquabase pre-coating range are intended for use on reverse roller coaters.

About Clariant:

Clariant is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers.

Clariant, which is represented on five continents with over 100 group companies, employs around 17 000 people. Headquartered in Muttenz near Basel, Switzerland, it generated sales of CHF 6.6 billion in 2009. Clariant is organized into ten Business Units: Additives; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; and Textile Chemicals.

Clariant is committed to sustainable growth, which is derived from its own innovative strength. Clariant's world-class products and services play a key role in its customers' manufacturing processes and add value to their end products. The company's success is based on the know-how of its people and their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage and to work together with customers to develop innovative, efficient solutions.

Source: Clariant

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