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BASF at the Leather Footwear Fur Technology Fair in Moscow:


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Focus on innovation and environmental protection.

* Eusapon® OC – The new generation of environmentally friendly degreasing agents
* Lepton® Enhancer CP – Natural appearance and pleasant handle
* Relugan® Soft HF – Combines high fastness with high softness
* Relugan® GM – High-performance tanning agent with excellent cost effectiveness

The Leather Footwear Fur Technology Fair will be held in Moscow from 17 –20 September 2007. BASF will be attending with a stand in Hall 20.

BASF will be focusing on innovative products and process that offer distinct ecological and economic advantages, such as Eusapon® OC, Lepton® Enhancer CP, Relugan® Soft HF and Relugan® GM, as well as displaying its extensive range of established products for use at all stages of the production process.

A Russian team of experts will be in attendance to advise customers and to inform them about our innovative new developments and our extensive range of established, high-quality products.
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Eusapon® OC – The new generation of environmentally friendly degreasing agents

Eusapon® OC is a universal, high-performance, environmentally friendly degreasing agent that can be employed at all stages of the beamhouse process. This new product has all the technical, economic and advantages of Eusapon® OD, which is well known in the industry, but it has even higher emulsifying power. Eusapon® OC is the second degreasing agent that BASF has developed especially for the leather and fur industry.
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Lepton® Enhancer CP- Natural appearance and pleasant handle

Lepton® Enhancer CP allows foam finishes to be applied by less complicated techniques such as spraying or reverse roll coating. This new finishing auxiliary gives an excellent fill and excellent coverage, even on low-quality crust, and the leather responds well when it is embossed. The result is that the leather has a natural appearance and a pleasant handle.
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Relugan® Soft HF combines high fastness with high softness

Relugan® Soft HF combines the advantages of polymeric retanning agents with those of synthetic fatliquors. The result is that the leather is so soft across its whole area that fatliquors based on natural oils can be reduced or eliminated completely. Leather that has been treated with this product fulfils the highest standards of migration resistance, lightfastness and heat resistance, and Relugan&rreg; Soft HF is very low-fogging and has a low VOC content. It is an excellent choice for use on all types of soft leather, especially automotive leather and upholstery leather. Relugan® Soft HF also opens up new possibilities in the manufacture of shoe upper leather and garment leather, because it enables washable leather and low-density leather to be produced.
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Relugan® GM – New glutardialdehyde tanning agent with excellent cost effectiveness

Relugan® GM is a tanning agent supplied by BASF that provides high performance at a low price. It is easy to handle, which makes it the first choice as a low-cost tanning agent for wet white. Another advantage of this new glutardialdehyde tanning agent is that it penetrates quickly and evenly through the skin and the leather, especially leather that is dyed to white and pastel shades, responds well to dyeing. Leather that has been tanned with Relugan® GM is distinguished by its full, soft handle and its fine grain pattern. Relugan® GM can be employed in pretannages and retannages and it can be applied to all types of leather, especially automotive leather and upholstery leather.

BASF Performance Chemicals – always one idea ahead!

The product range of BASF’s Performance Chemicals for Leather business unit includes chemicals for all wet-end and finishing processes in the leather and fur industries. With a worldwide manufacturing and marketing organization, we are one of the leading suppliers in these fields. Further information on our products may be found at: www.basf.com/leather



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