Performance meets sustainability

 

Top-level chemicals are essential to create articles of the highest quality. At the same time, the leather industry is facing challenging environmental regulations and specific requirements regarding eco-efficiency and consumer safety. That is why LANXESS has developed its water-based pigment range Aquaderm® X-Pigments.

Aquaderm® X-Pigments have been designed for all kinds of premium leather applications where a very high standard of finishing quality is required, e.g. in the automotive segment. On the basis of carefully selected raw materials, excellent light fastness, heat and migration resistance, brilliancy and exact dosing properties can be achieved with the pigments. Besides that, finishers benefit from their reliable product consistency, which is extremely important to ensure consistent color reproducibility.

Another decisive strength of these organic pigments is the improved sustainability profile of the advanced water-based pigment range. The entire product range consists of solvent-free pigment dispersions featuring very fine particles. Furthermore, all products are casein-free and do not contain any emulsifiers, brightening agents or other additives capable of causing migration. According to current RSL, REACH and GDSL obligations, the new Aquaderm® X-Pigments meet all important criteria which means they are free of VOC, heavy metals, chrome VI, formaldehyde and phthalate.