These include state-of-the-art top coat finishing and specialty polymers for the automotive industry, new finishing solutions and the next generation of polymeric waterproofing technology for the premium leather segment.

“Our customers today have significantly higher requirements for leather performance in terms of look and feel, light and rubfastness and consumer safety,” emphasised Matthias Halusa, Vice President, Leather Chemicals, BASF. “Industry experts in our global research & development centre in Shanghai together with our application teams all over the world are committed to innovating and offering new solutions for tanneries that live up to these changing and demanding requirements, while ensuring that leathers are produced in a more sustainable process.”

New innovations highlighted at ACLE 2016 include:

  • New leather finishing solutions for Automotive and Premium Leather segments
  • Next generation of waterproofing system

BASF at ACLE: Stand D17, Hall E3.