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
High Solids/UV
Adhesion
TEGO® AddBond 1270TEGO® AddBond LP 1611TEGO® AddBond LP 1611
Deaeration/Defoaming 
TEGO® Foamex 825TEGO® Foamex 810SURFYNOL® MD 20TEGO® Airex 990TEGO® Airex 991TEGO® Airex 931TEGO® Airex 920TEGO® Airex 990TEGO® Rad 2500
Leveling/Flow
TEGO® Glide 100TEGO® Glide 450TEGO® Glide 100TEGO® Glide 450TEGO® Glide 410TEGO® Glide 100TEGO® Rad 2300TEGO® Glide 432
Gloss enhancement
TEGO® VariPlus DS 50TEGO® VariPlus SKTEGO® VariPlus SK
Matting
ACEMATT® TS 100ACEMATT® 3300ACEMATT® OK 520ACEMATT® TS 100ACEMATT® 3300ACEMATT® OK 520ACEMATT® 3600ACEMATT® 3300
Pigment wetting
TEGO® Dispers 755 W*ZETASPERSE® 3600TEGO® Dispers 740 W*TEGO® Dispers 685*TEGO® Dispers 670**TEGO® Dispers 656**TEGO® Dispers 685*TEGO® Dispers 656**
Rheology
AERODISP® WR 8520AEROSIL® R 972TEGO® ViscoPlus 3030AEROSIL® R 972AEROSIL® R 974AEROSIL® 200AEROSIL® R 972AEROSIL® R 974AEROSIL® 200
Substrate wetting
DYNOL 980TEGO® Wet 240SURFYNOL® 2502TEGO® Wet 270TEGO® Twin 4000TEGO® Wet 270TEGO® Rad 2100TEGO® Rad 2300
Surface Protection
TEGO® Glide 494TEGO® Phobe 1409TEGO® Glide 410TEGO® Rad 2500TEGO® Glide 432

* Organic Pigments

** Inorganic Pigments

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