Binders

Clariant Leather Business
Pre-base coat, base coat and top coat products are all essential to the finishing of leather. Our Melio range is highly effective in terms of filling and upgrading; base coats include a full range of butadiene, acrylic and polyurethane dispersions; our top coats include the aqueous AqualenŽ Top range, which contains both glossy and dull components, single products and compounds and cross-linking agents. Clariant’s organic top coat range is split into water dilutable aqueous nitrolacquers and CAB aqueous lacquers and organic dilutable nitrolacquers and CAB lacquers. There is a product to suit each application.
Pre-base coat
  • MelioŽ Aquabase EF
Aqueous polymer dispersion containing special filling additives. For finer defects, full grain leather
  • MelioŽ Aquabase HF
Aqueous polymer dispersion containing special filling additives. For deep defects, split leather
  • MelioŽ Aquabase FPR-01
Polishable and/or platable strongly filling ground for reverse roller coater application.
  • MelioŽ Aquabase FPS-01
Polishable and/or platable strongly filling ground for spray application.
  • MelioŽ Aquabase MN
Filling ground for corrected grain upholstery leathers. Application by hand knife.
  • MelioŽ Aquabase M-90
Filling ground for corrected grain upholstery leathers. Application by hand knife.
  • MelioŽ Aquabase RN-04
Aqueous polymer dispersion containing special filling additives.
  • MelioŽ Ground BG
Universal usable also in anionic mixtures. Good anti-sticking agent, good filling, levels the absorption of the crust. No intermediate adhesion problem. No hardening of the finishing, does not highlight the leather defects when used as a preground.
  • MelioŽ Ground CL
Polymeric filling agent. Very strong filling effect as preground on corrected grain leathers. Very good melting out by plating. Can also be used in pregrounds and base coats for full grain leathers to improve their filling effect.
  • MelioŽ Ground K
Slightly cationic oily filler. Universal usable, also in anionic mixes. Medium strong anti-sticking agent, very strong filling effect.
  • MelioŽ Ground NU
Polishable, strong levelling effect on the absorption of the crust. Used in combination with other suitable products in polishable coats, pregrounds and base coats for full and corrected grain leathers.
  • MelioŽ Ground P
Polishable, strong filling properties. Soft, medium gloss. Compatible in most anionic or cationic mixes. Elegant upgrading.
  • MelioŽ Ground PS
Aqueous polymer mix, strong stoppy, waxy feel, used as filling agent and as strong covering binder in base coats or as feel agent in aqueous top coats or feel agent applications.
  • MelioŽ Ground SA-01
Aqueous polymer mix with additives, stoppy, waxy-greasy feel. Used as filling agent and as strong covering binder in base coats or as feel agents in aqueous top coats or feel agent applications.
  • MelioŽ Ground UP
Polymer containing filling agent; soft and good filling effect. Used in polishable coats. Also partly used in glazable base coats.
High filling power. Maintaining the natural softness of the crust leather. Build-up of an artificial grain. Uniform milling behaviour and break. Monitoring of the uniform absorption. Good embossability with low tackiness.
Base coat
BUTADIENE DISPERSIONS
  • MelioŽ Resin B-65
Used partly in base coats for full grain and corrected grain leathers for improvement of coverage and print retention.
POLYACRYLATE DISPERSIONS
  • MelioŽ Resin A-712
Impregnation binder for full grain leathers and adhesion binder. Contains already penetrator.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-716
Strong grain tightening impregnation binder for corrected grain leathers, good filling. Adhesion promoter in base coats.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-719-ID
Grain tightening impregnation binder for corrected grain leathers, good filling. Use also as adhesion binder in base coats.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-776
Impregnation and adhesion binder for full grain leathers. Improves also the penetration of other binders in corrected grain impregnations.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-777. A
Fine particle sized binder for thin, elegant finishes. Good physical properties and evenness, also indicated for sport shoes finishes.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-820
Universal compact binder for soft corrected grain and full grain leather, semi-dull. Good coverage, fine grain break.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-821
Compact binder for very soft and elegant base coats on corrected or full grain upholstery. High filling power without grain overloading.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-822
Universal suitable compact binder for soft, corrected grain leathers (upholstery, boot nappa).
  • MelioŽ Resin A-823
Universal usable compact binder for soft corrected grain leathers (upholstery, boot nappa).
  • MelioŽ Resin A-824
Universal suitable compact binder for soft, corrected grain leathers (upholstery, boot nappa).
  • MelioŽ Resin A-825
Compact binder for very soft and elegant base coats, specially indicated for garment leathers.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-931.A-ID
Partial use in base coats to improve the water resistance.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-935
Very elastic binder for soft and very stretchy leathers, e. g. for garment leather.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-936
Elastic binder for softer leather types like garment and upholstery. Good wet rubs.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-93
Base coat binder of universal use. Good coverage, good print retention.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-943
Universal base coat binder, good flexometer values, very good flow out, very fine grain break.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-946
Base coat binder with excellent low temperature flexometer values. Very good covering power. Main use for car upholstery base coats.
  • MelioŽ Resin A-948
Universal base coat binder, good flexometer values, very good embossability.
POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS
  • MelioŽ Resin B-65
Used partly in base coats for full grain and corrected grain leathers for improvement of coverage and print retention.
  • MelioŽ Promul 50.A
None film forming, good filling, waxy feel, use only together with binders.
  • MelioŽ Promul 53.A
Adhesion binder, very good polishable, used in proportions, also for glazable base coats.
  • MelioŽ Promul 56.B
Base coat binder with fine grain break, for all kind of soft leathers, e. g. for garment leathers.
  • MelioŽ Promul 59
Adhesion binder, good water and solvent resistance.
  • MelioŽ Promul 61
Universal binder with very good physical properties, good coverage and print retention especially indicated for shoe upper.
  • MelioŽ Promul 66.A
Universal binder with very good physical properties, good coverage and print retention.
  • MelioŽ Promul 67.A
Universal binder. Good physical properties and coverage.
  • MelioŽ Promul 70
Polishing binder, also for all thin, elegant finishes.
  • MelioŽ Promul 95.A
Main use, due to its high hydrolysis resistance, for specific car upholstery base coats as main PU-binder component.
  • MelioŽ Promul AP-39.A
Adhesion binder, especially for difficult leather surfaces e. g. waterproof or greasy surfaces.
  • MelioŽ Promul C-83
Compact binder for corrected grain shoe upper. High coverage, very good physical properties.
  • MelioŽ Promul CU-47.A
Soft binder for car upholstery leathers, very high flexometer values, high rub fastness, no grain overloading.
  • MelioŽ Promul CU-49
Compact base coat binder for soft leathers, e. g. furniture, aftermarket automotive leathers. Very good upgrading properties.
  • MelioŽ Promul 32
Used as flesh side binder to fix dust and fibres.
CATIONIC POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS
  • MelioŽ Promul K-27.A
Soft, cationic PU-binder. Very good adhesion, also on many hydrophobed leathers. Used in cationic pregrounds and polish grounds. Compatible with all cationic products.
MELIOŽ FOAM SYSTEM
  • MelioŽ Foam AX-03
Foam stabilizator for Melio Foam finishes. Gives a very stable foam.
  • MelioŽ Foam R-05.A
Modified PU-binder for Melio Foam base coats. Universal use, also for high-tech finishes e.g. car upholstery and sport shoe leathers. High flexometer values and water resistance.
MELIOŽ PROGRADE SYSTEM
  • MelioŽ Prograde C-01.A
Formulated binder. Main use for full and corrected grain car upholstery leather and high-tech splits
  • MelioŽ Prograde C-02
Formulated binder. Main use for corrected grain upholstery leather, full grain sport shoe upper leather and splits for upholstery and shoe upper leather.
Aqueous top coat
AQUALEN SYSTEM
  • AqualenŽ AKU
Crosslinker for aqueous finishes, based on a polyfunctional nitrogen product.
  • AqualenŽ EPC
Epoxy crosslinker for aqueous PU and / or PA base coats.
  • AqualenŽ CIN.A
Polyisocyanate crosslinker for aqueous finishes. Easily mixable with aqueous products/dispersions.
  • AqualenŽ Paste VN.A
Concentrated thickener and flow agent for aqueous top coats.
  • AqualenŽ Top 81
Improves abrasion resistance of aqueous top coats. Used together with softer binder components.
  • AqualenŽ Top 2002.A
In combinations suitable for a wide range of leather types. Aqualen Top 2002.A has very high physical properties, e. g. taber resistance and is therefore especially used for automotive leathers.
  • AqualenŽ Top 2004.A
Use on upholstery, shoe upper and fancy leathers.
  • AqualenŽ Top 2006.B
Together with softer Aqualen tops especially suitable for automotive leathers. Aqualen Top 2006.B increases enormously wet rubs, taber and hydrolysis resistance.
  • AqualenŽ Top 2007.A
Glossy component, very high flexometer values, pleasant feel, especially indicated for upholstery and automotive leathers with very high physical properties.
  • AqualenŽ Top 2020.A
Suitable for all leather types, especially for automotive leathers. Very high flexometer values.
  • AqualenŽ Top D-2012.B
Dulling component with high physical properties for all leather types, especially for upholstery and automotive leathers. Pleasant feel, repolishable.
  • AqualenŽ Top D-2015.A
Dulling component with high physicals. Especially suitable for furniture and automotive leathers.
  • AqualenŽ Top D-2019
Very strong dulling component. High hydrolyses resistance. Very suitable for automotive leather.
  • AqualenŽ Top DC-2050.B
Dull compact top coat e.g. for upholstery leather. Natural feel, elegant break. Keeps its softness when crosslinked. Generates good wet rubs.
  • AqualenŽ Top DP-2090
Very strong dulling component with very high physical properties. Main use for car upholstery. Extremly low repolishability. High heat and light resistance.
  • AqualenŽ Top DP-2100
Very strong dulling component with very high physical properties. Main use for car upholstery. Extremly low repolishability. High heat and light resistance. Very high Fakra-resistance.
  • AqualenŽ Top GC-2030.A
Compact top coat with high, casein like gloss and natural feel, hot platable, especially for shoe upper and fancy leathers.
  • AqualenŽ Top GC-2031.B
Compact top coat with high gloss and natural feel. Use as top coat for elegant, high gloss shoe upper and fancy leathers.
  • AqualenŽ Top GC-2051.A
Soft, glossy compact of universal use. Keeps its softness when crosslinked. High physical values.
  • AqualenŽ Top IL
Intermediate top coat to reduce stickiness of the leathers. Improves plate release when plating/embossing. Supports handling and milling behaviour.
  • AqualenŽ Top APT
Hard PU-dispersion with very high gloss and very high filling power, for aqueous patent leather imitations.
Organic top coat
NITROLACQUERS AQUEOUS
  • MelioŽ EW-314.B
Black pigmented NC-emulsion lacquer, universal use. Suitable also for brush off lacquers.
  • MelioŽ EW-315
Deep black pigmented NC-emulsion lacquer, high filling power. Mainly used for garment and soft shoe upper leathers.
  • MelioŽ EW-346
NC-emulsion lacquer for universal use. No remaining smell.
  • MelioŽ EW-347.B
NC-emulsion lacquer, multiple use.
  • MelioŽ EW-348.B
NC-emulsion lacquer, multiple use.
  • MelioŽ EW-365
NC-emulsion lacquer, high flash. High dry and wet rub values.
  • MelioŽ EW-368
NC-emulsion lacquer, highly concentrated. High flash. High dry and wet rub values.
  • MelioŽ EW-D-330
NC-emulsion lacquer, used in combination with glossy EW- lacquers to regulate the gloss.
CAB LACQUERS AQUEOUS
  • MelioŽ EW-629.B
CAB-emulsion lacquer, colourless. Very good crosslinkable with Aqualen AKU or with Aqualen IW-80.A.
  • MelioŽ EW-D-628.A
Dull, colourless, medium soft CAB-emulsion lacquer, high physical properties after crosslinking with Aqualen AKU or Aqualen IW-80.A.
NITROLACQUERS ORGANIC
  • MelioŽ N-250.A
Nitrolacquer with high gloss, universal use.
  • MelioŽ N-288.B
Suitable for shoe upper and fancy leathers.
  • MelioŽ N-293.A
Nitrolacquer, for soft leathers like upholstery and nappa. Very good milling properties.
  • MelioŽ N-D-224.A
Dulling agent, with pleasant waxy feel, used as dulling and feel component.
  • MelioŽ N-D-228.A
Nitrocellulose based dulling agent, good repolishability, duller for nitrolacquers.
CAB LACQUERS ORGANIC
  • MelioŽ N-220.A
White pigmented, bluish white shade, universal use.

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