Waterproof leather has notoriously not been the easiest leather to make. Now with the new LEVOTAN® PS from TFL, we make the tanner’s life much easier with a new special high-performance waterproofing polymer that contains a new functionalised silicone as a stand-alone “one-shot” easy-to-apply product.
Due to the excellent stability of LEVOTAN® PS, it does not need the addition of unnecessary dispersing auxiliaries and yet results in superb level dyeing and is stable to application in hard water too. LEVOTAN® PS is used to produce medium to firm, full, tight grain waterproof leather that meets not only static requirements like wicking but also the highest dynamic Maeser and/or Bally penetrometer standards.
LEVOTAN® PS lubricates well the leather fibres, leading to good tear strength. Thanks to the good buffability and non-highlighting of defects, this makes LEVOTAN® PS also eminently suitable to produce high-quality nubuck leather types where high light and heat yellowing resistance are also really valued.
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