Upgrading

23 April 2015

In industries like apparel, accessories and home interior only perfectly smooth leather is good enough. So, as a tanner or a manufacturer you want to offer your clients just that - perfectly smooth, high-quality leather. However premium leather is increasingly sought after and high-quality raw materials have become increasingly difficult to source. For this reason Stahl offers a diverse portfolio with premium Upgrading Solutions for leather. The portfolio takes in three easy-to-use ranges, all in in their own right perfectly suited for apparel, accessories and home interior. Aquabase is tailor made for high upgrading, Melio® Ground for medium upgrading, and Mirage® for fine upgrading. All of these solutions mask grain defects, while resulting in smooth, fashionable leather with a natural feel and long-lasting elegance.

Key benefits of our Upgrading Solutions:

  • Improved leather quality with distinctive look and feel
  • High consumer satisfaction
  • Most efficient use of raw hides with higher cutting yield

High Upgrading: Aquabase

For high upgrading Aquabase is in order; this is perfect to produce leather used in home interiors, shoes and other leather goods. Key characteristics:
  • Application: hand stucco using a spatula, another possibility is using a reverse roller coater
  • Results in: smooth, elegant and durable leather

Medium Upgrading: Melio® Ground
Stahl’s Melio® Ground Upgrading range is a perfect solution for medium upgrading; this solution is ideal for manufacturing classic leather shoes and other leather goods. Key characteristics:
  • Application: roller coat, spray or padding (which ensures film formation while sealing the grain)
  • Results in: smooth leather with a natural feel and long-lasting elegance

Fine Upgrading: Mirage®

Fine upgrading is achieved with Mirage®; this range for subtle upgrading is in high demand for producing premium garments, soft shoes and a host of leather other apparel and accessories. Key characteristics:
  • Fine upgrading
  • Application: spraying or padding
  • Results in: first-class, smooth leather that ensures high consumer satisfaction (reduced film formation while containing less resin and more wax and oils)

2020 ZDHC MRSL goals
Aquabase, Melio® Ground and Mirage® solutions are part of the Stahl Neo leather finish portfolio, while meeting the 2020 ZDHC MRSL goals. The majority of products even go beyond these guidelines.

Do you have questions regarding this topic: please don't hesitate to contact us