Protein binders for the desired leather finishesScroll down to read more
Pigments itself are not able to adhere to leather and form a continuous film. Protein binders are used to hold the paint together after it has dried, ensuring that the desired finish can be achieved. Stahl’s protein binders provide glazed, natural, polish or classic finishes with various hardness and gloss levels for several leather applications, including the apparel & accessories and interior design industries. Whether it’s a glazing natural finish or a modified protein with wax, Stahl’s binders can provide the solution you need. The portfolio includes protein binders for sealer, base, and top coats.
|BI-1||Protein based - Glazing natural finishing.|
|BI-372||Protein based - General use for glazable and polishable finishing.|
|BI-596||Transparency - Good for drum milling.|
|BI-1370||Natural glazing look - Good physical tests.|
|BI-1377||Protein based - General use.|
|Melio Binder U||Protein based - Intermediate coat and base coat for glazable finishing.|
|Melio Lustre E||Protein based - Polishing grounds, and base coat for classic and glazable finishings.|
|Melio Matting||Protein based with matting agent and wax, improves levelling and filling in bases.|
|Melio Top||Protein based - Top coat for glazable finishing.|
|Melio® Top 239.A||Protein based - General use for glazable and polishable finishing.|
|Melio® Top 285||Used in base coat for high gloss finishes.|
|Melio® Top 286 N||Protein based - General use for glazable and polishable finishing.|
|Melio® Waxtop B||Modified protein with wax - Partly used in glazable base coats as well as in polished coats.|
|Melio® Top K-201.A||Modified protein with wax - Partly used in glazable base coats as well as in polished coats.|
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High-performance protein binders for a range of finishes
Our range of protein binders offer tanners a variety of finishing possibilities, from glazed to polishable to natural. They are particularly suitable for base coats for garments or shoes and leather goods applications. In particular, our BI-596 adds transparency and is particularly suitable for drum milling, while Melio* Matting adds a matting agent and wax to aid leveling and filling in base and sealer coats. Melio® Top 285 is perfect for use in base coats to achieve a glossy finish, and Melio® Waxtop B is a protein modified with wax, used in glazable base coats and polished coats.
Binders for cationic pregrounds
Stahl’s Melio® Top K-201.A provides medium-hard, medium-gloss binding for sealer and base coats, cationic pregrounds and polishing coats for garments, shoes and leather goods and upholstery applications.
Our protein binders are part of our Stahl Neo® portfolio, which means that they comply with the ZDHC MRSL.
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