Their theme is to promote the natural beauty of leather with the look and performance to suit any requirements utilising innovative products and processing techniques that will also suit the environment. They say: ‘your success is our business!’
Under the motto: ‘Sense the difference. Feel the fashion’, Clariant will show innovative highlights from wet end to finishing. New specifications constantly require new adjustment and innovation.
Highlights from the wet end offer innovative systems for full and soft chrome or chrome free leathers. Clariant continue to use leading edge technology in order to provide chemicals that meet today’s requirements for ecological, innovative and aesthetically pleasing leathers, while giving the tanner maximum added value and process simplicity.
Just to mention a few: Chrome free leather, using their pretanning system Granofin FCC in synergy with the retanning agent Tanicor SCU.
Tergotan PMB and Tergotan TSP are intelligent polymer retanning agents for even softness, tightness and grain pattern.
Derminol SJB and Derminol NLM fatliquors can be combined at different ratios to impart softness together with grain lubrication and tightness to the leather.
Melioderm dyestuffs for the ultimate in performance are claimed to cover all of your dyeing needs, with superior dyeing properties for all kind of leathers. Outstanding fastness levels, complete colour spectrum, excellent dyeing yield, highly economical, for universal use and brilliant shades are promised.
From the finishing side they offer profitable upgrading techniques to retain leather’s elegance which provide higher cutting yields and give added value with a natural look. Clariant say they can provide complete tailor-made solutions that really pay dividends.
Using Melio Aquabase and the Melio Grounds systems they provide solutions for upgrading the low grade raw materials currently.
Also available are new water based top coat products, free of NMP, which complement the existing high performance Aqualen topcoat range.
Their Melio Aquabase technique covers hide defects. Melio 06-N-02 is a polymer dispersion with high filling substances to cover deep defects, in order to make them invisible after finishing. Melio 06-N-02 is applied by hand with a spatula. The application is extremely simple due to its special composition which allows application without drying too fast and also buffing without smearing.
Melio Aquabase RN-03 and Melio Aquabase RN-04 are very strong filling products especially developed for reverse roller coater application. Both products are used to fill up deep crust defects to make them invisible after finishing. Melio Aquabase RN-03 has the lower, Melio Aquabase RN-04 the higher viscosity. Both products can be mixed easily to adjust the viscosity to achieve the best results possible.
Aqualen Top LN.A, is Clariant’s new ecological top coat product for aqueous patent leather imitation, developed to meet highest requirements of both gloss level and physicals. Top LN.A is an aqueous, modified, aliphatic polyurethane dispersion. Leathers finished with Top LN.A are distinguished by their beautiful brilliance and depth of gloss.
The application can be done as usual by reverse roller coater but due to market demands Top LN.A was also developed to allow application by spraying techniques. This new and really unique characteristic offers the finisher a new world of application possibilities.
A brand new development especially for soft leathers such as furniture leather or shoe upper nappas is the new top coat system based on Aqualen Top DC-2050 (dull) and Aqualen Top GC-2051 (gloss). Both products can be mixed in any ratio in order to adjust the desired level of gloss or dullness. Common for both products and so for the whole system is the very elegant optic as a result of the softness, very high resistance to both rubbing and flexing, no hardening even after long period of time, a very natural appearance and pleasant feel.
Neosan 2000, the intelligent pigment system, consists of pioneering casein free aqueous pigment dispersions which offer new customised solutions with outstanding advantages. They are ‘Arizona proofed’ for outstanding heat and light fastness as well as hot light ageing properties.
They are said to be a perfect match with the brand new Pelcroma Computer Colour Matching system. Pelcroma is the solution that fits: in conjunction with Neosan 2000 pigments, accurate, true and brilliant colours are assured.
Clariant’s very well established Supronil HK range is extended by three new fashionable shades.
Melio Ground UP  is a new dimension of pre-base, a high filling and sealing pre-base that maintains the crust’s softness. Easy to apply and amazing in results! Melio Ground UP beautifies every leather but was especially developed to upgrade without loading the grain. Suitable for plated, embossed, corrected grain leathers and also for those with a damaged grain. With universal application possibilities in furniture, garment leathers and shoe upper nappas.
Melio Wax PO-408-US is a new, very effective pull-up wax for conventional and water-resistant pull-up leathers. It combines in a perfect way a strong pull-effect with a rich and pleasant feel and also very high Maeser results.
Melio Coater P-30 is a new, medium-soft universal pu for shoe upper, furniture and car upholstery leathers. Melio Coater P-30 is distinguished by very high covering power, very good physical properties, very good solvent resistance and also very good light resistance.

Stand 0108-0110 & 0128-0130, Hall 2A