Clariant say they offer best performance from wet-end to finishing with an innovative retanning system for full and soft chrome-free leathers; fashionable spring summer leather trends; special wet-end chemicals for supersoft leathers; profitable upgrading techniques for higher cutting yields; and superior dyes.

For the beamhouse, Tergolix SL-01 and Tergolix SL-02 Liquid are novel environmentally friendly products with strong degreasing properties, high emulsifying power during soaking, liming, deliming and tanning. They are biodegradable and absolutely nonylphenol ethoxylate free.

For retanning, Sandotan SCU Liquid is a new retanning syntan for chrome-free automotive leathers. It is a high quality synthetic tanning agent for the retanning of chrome-free leathers. Sandotan SCU liquid is the main component of Clariant’s wet-white retanning system. It is a self tanning agent in its own right and helps ensure a maximum cutting area by preferentially filling out empty areas.

Tergotan ARF Powder is an amino resin based product, specially developed to give extremely low free formaldehyde content in the leather. The main benefits: very low formaldehyde content, selective filling action, tight grain, good heat and light fastness, suitable for white leather, good dyeing properties.

Tanicor PG Powder is a phenolic based retanning agent with an optimum balance between tanning and dispersing properties. This makes it an excellent retanning agent for all types of shoe upper leather with tight grain and round, mellow handle.

Tergotan TSP Liquid is a versatile retanning copolymer for all types of soft leathers. It can be used at different stages of the retanning, depending on the effect desired. Main characteristics: excellent softness, tight/fine grain, no bleaching, soft and smooth handling, brilliant level dyeing, excellent uniform milling effect and outstanding light and heat fastness properties.

For fatliquoring, Derminol ALE Liquid is a combination of synthetic esters and oils to give maximum softness and a lightweight feel over a wide range of leather types. The main benefits are very soft handle with high inner softness, tight/fine grain, round soft handle, very low specific weight, excellent heat and lightfastness and no odour.

Wet-end dyes and dyeing auxiliaries offer high fastness at best cost for perfect leather shades with Derma and Sandoderm dyes. The Sandoderm range has been extended by Sandoderm Deep Brown F and Sandoderm Black D. Due to excellent fastness levels, these products enable tanners to effectively dye their leather in two intense shades with high fastness properties. Sandoderm dyes are now also made in Brazil.

Following a clear commitment towards effective leather upgrading, Clariant will present their latest innovations in today’s modern leather finishing. Ecology and economy, combined with fashionable and high performance aspects are the central objectives. Beside a wide display of current leather types, a fascinating fashion corner is displayed. As a result of the intensive activities from Clariant’s fashion group, the whole collection is based on the latest upgrading technologies to create fashion styles and colours for the spring/summer season.

They say that superior penetration for versatile applications is possible with Melio P-4899, a highly effective penetrator for spray and roller/curtain coater applications. Also, the perfect solution for super soft leather from Clariant for furniture base compact products is Melio Resin A-822. This is a very soft elegant base coat compact offering high coverage; specially indicated for nappa types; simple application formulations; very low tackiness; good flexometer and rub values; and can be used for all types of softy leather, eg garment.