Leather coatings

Leather coatings


Leather coatings include finishes for artificial and genuine leather. They are used in automotive, garment, upholstery, and other application areas. 


WATERBORNE

A waterborne coating is an environmentally friendly surface treatment that uses water as a solvent to disperse the resin used to make the coating or paint. Water comprises a minimum of 80% of the solvent used. Its aim is to make the coating or paint an easy-to-apply, eco-friendly product. Waterborne coatings are widely used due to their low VOC (volatile organic compounds) content.

SOLVENTBORNE

Solventborne coatings are surface treatments that contain VOCs. Advances in waterborne coatings are making them an increasingly attractive option as a method of protecting material surfaces even in harsh conditions. Solventborne coatings can be differentiated by their VOC content, which can range from medium solids (approx. 50% VOC) up to ultra high solids (less than 10% VOC).

UV

A UV coating is an organic surface treatment that is cured by ultraviolet radiation. The VOC content of these coatings can range from 0-50%. UV coatings offer the benefit of having a very fast curing mechanism (<1s) which allows the paining process to progress quicker.

Product Recommendations for Leather Coatings
Functionality
Waterborne
solventborne
UV
Matting
ACEMATT® TS 100ACEMATT® 3300ACEMATT® OK 520ACEMATT® TS 100ACEMATT® 3300ACEMATT® OK 520ACEMATT® 3600ACEMATT® 3300
Deaeration/Defoaming 
TEGO® Foamex 825TEGO® Foamex 810SURFYNOL® MD 20TEGO® Airex 990TEGO® Airex 991TEGO® Airex 931TEGO® Airex 920TEGO® Airex 990TEGO® Rad 2500
Adhesion
TEGO® AddBond DS 1300TEGO® AddBond LTWTEGO® AddBond LTW-BTEGO® AddBond LP 1611TEGO® VariPlus 3350 UVTEGO® AddBond LP 1611
Gloss enhancement
TEGO® VariPlus DS 50TEGO® VariPlus SKTEGO® VariPlus SK
Leveling/Flow
TEGO® Glide 100TEGO® Glide 450TEGO® Glide 100TEGO® Glide 450TEGO® Flow 300TEGO® Glide 100TEGO® Rad 2300TEGO® Glide 432
Pigment wetting
TEGO® Dispers 755 WZETASPERSE® 3800*TEGO® Dispers 750 W**TEGO® Dispers 685TEGO® Dispers 670*TEGO® Dispers 656**TEGO® Dispers 685TEGO® Dispers 685*TEGO® Dispers 656**
Substrate wetting
TEGO® Twin 4100TEGO® Wet 240SURFYNOL® 2502TEGO® Wet 270TEGO® Twin 4000TEGO® Glide 415TEGO® Wet 270TEGO® Rad 2100TEGO® Rad 2300
Surface Protection
TEGO® Glide 494TEGO® Glide 480TEGO® Glide 410TEGO® Rad 2500TEGO® Glide 432
Rheology
AERODISP® WR 8520AEROSIL® R 972AEROSIL® R 974AEROSIL® R 972AEROSIL® R 974AEROSIL® 200AEROSIL® R 972AEROSIL® R 974AEROSIL® 200

* Organic Pigments

** Inorganic Pigments

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