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Clariant Launches Water-resistant Melio® 03-R-163, an Aqueous Modified PUD

Published on 2011-07-07. Author : SpecialChem

Muttenz -- To achieve proper adhesion is one of the most important parameters in leather finishing. To meet the current specifications for different leathers, automotive as well as shoe upper, the finishing film has to be perfectly connected to the crust surface.

Stay under control: with perfect adhesion from Clariant.
Stay under control: with perfect adhesion from Clariant.

As a result of the steadily increasing percentage of chrome-free leathers used for automotive interiors, as well as the continuing demand for oily/waxy shoe upper leathers, a good adhesion is sometimes hard to achieve.

Clariant's new Melio® 03-R-163, an aqueous modified polyurethane dispersion, is the perfect tool to overcome adhesion difficulties. Besides its high adhesion promoting character, Melio® 03-R-163 has also a very good water resistance and does not load the grain. Furthermore, it does not affect or diminish the water resistance of waterproof leathers, which is of major importance especially for the shoe upper sector.

About Clariant

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed approx. 16,200 employees as of December 31, 2010. In the financial year 2010, Clariant produced a turnover in excess of CHF 7 billion. Clariant is divided into ten business units: Additives; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals.

Source: Clariant

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