Clariant launch Aquabase boosters for leather finishing

9 November 2010

Clariant have launched Melio Aquabase EF and HF, their 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 rollercoaters.

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