Fillers and filler oils that enhance leather coatings

Fillers and filler oils that enhance leather coatings

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Our leather preparation portfolio includes a range of fillers and filler oils, including filler inorganics, wax emulsions, cationics, filler oils, and a beauty maker, to add various effects to sealer, base, and top coats. They have filmhardness ranges from hard to soft and are most commonly recommended as base and sealer coats for shoes & leathergoods, garments and upholstery, but can also be used for several other applications. Whether you need to add softness, abrasion resistance or anti-sticking properties, our portfolio includes a filler for you.

Main features
Filler Inorganics
FI-1208 Inorganic Good covering - Natural aspect - Duller.
FI-1261 Inorganic Good covering - Duller.
FI-1271 Inorganic Good covering and filling - Duller.
Lepton® Filler FCG Wax Good dulling, levelling & filling agent - Good anti-sticking effect.
Melio® Filler D Inorganic Strong dulling and filling agent - Good anti-sticking effect.
Melio® Mattpaste C Inorganic NC free - Silica based - Strong matting.
Melio® Mattpaste EC.A Inorganic Highly effective matting agent - High light and heat resistance.
Wax Emulsions
FI-50 Wax Good covering - Natural and waxy feel.
FI-77 Wax Clean pull-up effect.
FI-1895 Wax Clean pull-up effect - Does not highlight leather defects.
FI-13-163 Wax Improves brush-off effect.
FI-22-098 Wax Shiny tip effect - Used in pull-up and polishable finishes.
FI-22-195 Wax Shiny tip effect - Used in pull-up and polishable finishes.
FI-22-532 Wax Burnishing effect - Strong upgrading.
FI-70-306 Wax Maquillage effect - Mixable with solvent.
Lepton® Filler H Wax Good covering - Natural and waxy feel.
Lepton® Wax 11 Wax Improves plating, polishing and gloss for conventional and glazed finishing - Good resistance to waterspotting.
Lepton® Wax BN Wax Glood plate release - Suitable for water resistant leathers.
Melio® Wax 145 Wax Wide range of pull-up articles.
Melio® Wax 178 Wax Very efficient plate release.
Melio® Wax 180 Wax Feel agent and plate release.
Melio® Wax 182 Wax Dark polishable - For polishable coats to increase the gloss.
Melio® Wax 186 Wax Very good anti-sticking agent, polishable and repolishable - Very high gloss.
Melio® Wax 187 Wax Dark polishable and darkens after hot plating - Pull-up effect.
Melio® Wax 188 Wax Wax & oil mixture - Very soft waxy feel for nappa & garment.
Melio® Wax AL-03.A Wax To achieve pull-up imitation effects on pigmented base coats.
Melio® Wax PW-301 Wax Strong and even pull-up effect.
FI-64 Wax Waxy grabby feel.
FI-1292 Wax Oily touch - Non yellowing.
FI-1586 Wax Waxy and greasy feel - Non yellowing.
FI-17-101 Wax Very natural waxy feel - Anti-sticking agent.
FI-17-701 Wax Upgrading - Non film forming - Hiding and masking power.
Lepton® Wax A Wax Weakly cationic - Good covering - Natural and waxy feel.
Filler Oils
Eukesol® Oil Ground Oil Cationic oil emulsion used for sealer coat and grain softener.
FI-18-383 Oil For oil pull-up effect and polishing.
Melio® Ground BG Oil Slightly cationic, modified oil-ground - Good anti-sticking agent, good filling - Levels the absorption of the crust.
Melio® Ground K Oil Slightly cationic oily filler - Anti-sticking agent, very strong filling effect - Polishable, strong levelling effect.
Melio® Ground NU Oil Polishable, strong filling - Soft, medium gloss - Elegant upgrading.
Melio® Oil PW-110 Oil Strong pull-up effects and preground for glazed or polished finishes.
Melio® Oil PW-130 Oil Improve softening and fullness - Dry feel and little pull-up.
Beauty Maker
BM-388-FO Oil Excellent polishing properties - Good filling and coverage.

Learn about our fillers and filler oils, and their properties, by downloading the catalog.

Stahl’s range of fillers and filler oils offer high-performance characteristics, from anti-sticking to leveling and polishing, to coatings for a range of leather applications in the Apparel & Accessories and Interior Design industries.

Filler inorganics

Our filler inorganics offer good coverage and effects like dulling and leveling, mostly for base coats. The Lepton® Filler FCG and the Melio® Filler D both add anti-sticking properties, while the Melio® Mattpaste C and EC.A offer strong matting effects, with Mattpaste EC.A also offering good resistance to heat and light. Melio® Mattpaste C is particularly recommend for use on leathers for automotive applications. 

Wax emulsions

Stahl’s wax emulsions are designed mainly for base coats for various applications, especially garments and shoes and leather goods. Our Melio® product range offers a variety of pull-up and dark polishable effects, where our Lepton® range includes solutions with waterspotting resistance and waterproofing properties. The FI product range includes solutions with a variety of effects, including white wax, clean pull-up, burnishing and maquillage effects.


Stahl has several cationic fillers for sealer, base, and top coats. Most of these provide a waxy or oily texture, and several prevent yellowing. In particular, our FI-17-701 wax does not form a film, and adds strong hiding and masking, while FI-17-701 prevents sticking. 

Filler oils

Stahl’s filler oils provide high-performance effects for sealer and base coats, and are most commonly used for garment or shoes and leather goods applications. They add a variety of pull-up effects, as well as finishing and polishing effects. In particular, our Melio® Ground BG helps level crust absorption and has effective anti-sticking properties. The Melio® Ground K also has anti-sticking properties and highly effective filling, while the Melio® Ground NU adds a soft gloss. In addition, our Melio® Oil PW-110 is preground for glazed or polished finishes, while the Melio® Oil PW-130 adds softness, fullness and a dry texture.

Beauty maker

Stahl’s beauty maker, BM-388-FO, is a highly effective polisher, adding strong filling and coverage for sealer and base coats for garment, shoes and leather goods and upholstery applications.

Stahl’s fillers and filler oils are part of our Stahl Neo® portfolio, which means that they comply with the ZDHC MRSL. 

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Fillers and filler oils that enhance leather coatings
Joachim Henkmann
Global Marketing - Business Unit Leather Chemicals