Clariant performance and productivity in Chennai27 January 2012
Clariant invite visitors to the IILF, the Indian International Leather Fair, to ‘Sense the Difference’ in performance and productivity possibilities created by its revolutionary new products and systems for the leather and footwear sectors. During the last six months, Clariant has launched an unprecedented number of innovations, which it will showcase alongside eye-catching leathers and other exciting advances.
Taking centre stage at the event will be EasyWhite Tan, Clariant’s new industry innovation. This technology has been developed using Granofin Easy F-90 Liquid, an organic compound that is not based on chrome, phenols or aldehydes. It removes the need to add salt during the tanning process as well as reducing the number of stages in the tanning process itself.
A highlight from Clariant’s wet-end range is the new waterproofing agent Dermaphob WA-71, specially developed for high-performance water repellent shoe uppers.
In finishing, the main focus is on more environmentally-friendly products combined with the finest aesthetics and high performance. Clariant’s new Aqualen topcoat systems, including Melio 09-W-66 and Aqualen Top GC-2033 are designed to generate a wet, pleasant feel combined with excellent wet rub-resistance.
The specialty chemical expert’s approach to improved environmental performance is further strengthened with Aqualen Top IL, which provides an easy and effective intermediate lacquer for base coated leathers without the use of solvents. The new high gloss aqueous patent topcoat Melio 09-T-42 is recognised as a breakthrough in water-based finishing systems replacing solvent-based topcoats.
There also have been major developments in Clariant’s oils & waxes range; with Clariant’s diversified range of special oil & wax products like Melio Wax PO-418, Melio Oil PO-210, Melio Oil PO-212, it is possible to achieve special effects with specific surface textures.
Hall 2/3, stand 3-17-B.