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From Caribbean blue to slate black: BASF offers inspiration to the leather industry in Europe for the fall/winter season 2009/2010


* 12 stylish types of leathers and 32 fashion colors

* Focus on white and colored pull-up effects

Ludwigshafen, Germany . – The motto “Edition San Remo” is being used for an assortment of modern textures, exquisite colors and outstanding design. Nature provided the model for this collection, in which warm earth tones, ranging from dark brown to light beige, are dominant. Shining surfaces give them a high-quality, exclusive appearance. Generally, unusual surface effects are becoming more and more important, and it is for this reason that there is also a focus on pull-up effects in the colors of the sea: starting with seashell apricot and continuing via the rich blue of the Caribbean through to the very dark green of the deep ocean. The complete procedure for manufacturing each type of leather appears in a separate booklet.

Gerhard Wolf, head of global technical service for leather at BASF, is relying on innovations and economy for Europe: “All the leathers can be manufactured with simple, economical processes and can be varied in numerous ways; after all, we always regard cost-effective production as especially important, and that also applies to new trends.”

The fashion experts Manuel Vila, BASF Curtex S.A., Spain, and Tom Markelj, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, add: “With regard to the leathers in this brochure, numerous innovative products were used, that enable surprising fashion effects to be achieved. In this way, our customers can be pioneers in new fashion trends.”

All of the leather presented here is intended to inspire. It is very versatile and can be adapted to serve as shoe upper leather, bag leather and garment leather.

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