BASF will demonstrate DryFast, its beamhouse system, which combines the advantages of a range of products with a solution that significantly reduces water, energy and process time for the tanneries. In an efficient combination of optimised process steps, effluents contain fewer chemicals and several washing steps can be avoided.

A new generation topcoat system for automotive finishing will also be showcased, which offers up to 20% higher durability compared to the industry benchmark and meets the most stringent requirements from original equipment manufacturers in terms of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and consumer safety.

Another new introduction is the 3S (superior, secure, simple) surface coating system for corrected grain leather which sets a benchmark in fastness standards, while at the same time, significantly reducing product complexity and ensuring that the finishing production is simple and convenient to use.

“Innovative chemistry is the key enabler to produce high performance leather in a more economical and sustainable way,” says Alex Wartini, Vice President, Leather Chemicals, BASF.

BASF has recently invested €7 million in a new integrated control system for its Tamol plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With this investment, BASF aims to increase process automation, which leads to better quality and reliability of this key Verbund production cluster.

ACLE Hall 3, stand D17.