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Clariant Launches Melio® 09-T-42: New High Gloss Aqueous Patent Imitation

Published on 2010-11-30. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Patent leather is always in the fashion focus of shoe designers and manufacturers - sometimes more, sometimes less - but is always in demand. Therefore a great deal of effort has been put into the development of an aqueous alternative for the purely solvent-based patent topcoats of the past. Clariant's new Melio® 09-T-42 can be regarded as a major improvement and provides tangible benefits over other products currently available.

Melio® 09-T-42, an aqueous aliphatic PU-dispersion, is distinguished by the following main characteristics:

  • Aqueous top coat for patent leather imitation
  • Brilliant, transparent and with a higher gloss
  • Maintains leather softness
  • Elegant touch
  • NMP-free
  • Reduced overall emissions
  • Excellent flow and levelling properties, including faster drying times
  • Very high physical properties
  • No additives (e.g. casein/silicone) required
  • Ideal for spray and roller coater applications
Hard to imagine but easy to appreciate - aqueous patent leather imitation at its best with Clariant's Melio® 09-T-42.

About Clariant

Clariant is one of the global leaders 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.

Source: Clariant


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