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Asia Pacific Leather Fair 2006 in Hong Kong: BASF presents a world premiere for the leather industry


* Lugafast® Black AN – The world’s first reactive dye for leather
* No migration upon contact with water or perspiration
* Revolutionary single-stage dyeing process
* Innovative design possibilities

This year’s Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 28 March until 31 March 2006. As in previous years, BASF will again be present in Hall 3, Stand 3J02.

As well as demonstrating its extensive range of established products for all stages of the manufacturing process, BASF will be focusing on innovative products and processes that offer ecological and economic advantages. This year’s highlight will be the presentation of the world’s first reactive dye for leather.

An international team will be in attendance on the stand to advice customers about our new development and our comprehensive range of established, high-quality products.

Lugafast® Black AN - The world’s first reactive dye for leather – an innovation of BASF

Unprecedented wet- and migration fastness levels highlight the features of the first reactive dye for leather, Lugafast® Black AN. Excellent perspiration resistance and washfastness are achieved on both leather manufactured with organic tanning agents and on chrome-tanned leather. Leather dyed with Lugafast® Black AN will no longer bleed on skin or other materials that it comes in contact with, like light-coloured textiles or plastics such as PVC. Lugafast® Black AN is fixed irreversibly to the leather fibres.

The innovative dyeing process makes it possible to obtain high-quality leather with a tight grain from a wide variety of raw materials. Lugafast® Black AN can be used to dye leather evenly through the cross-section.

Lugafast® Black AN is applied in a single-stage process: neutralization, dye penetration, as well as the fixation of the dye on the leather fibres are done in the same float. It is not necessary to dissolve Lugafast® Black AN in advance.

With Lugafast® Black AN the complete dyeing process is optimized. It implies greater reliability in leather manufacturing. Lugafast® Black AN opens the door for creative material combinations, innovative designs and brilliant new products full of contrast and fantasy.

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:


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