Water-based top coats that add versatile protection properties

Water-based top coats that add versatile protection properties

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Stahl offers an extensive range of water-based top coats to add several high-performance features that protect the base coat while improving texture. This range is ideal for full and corrected grain leather for applications across the automotive, apparel and accessories and interior design industries, and includes products from our Aqualen®, Easyguard and Astacin® portfolios. Whether you’re looking for a clean, dull, intermediate, glossy, Kuppenglanz or patent top coat, our portfolio has the right product for your leather.

Product
Main features
Clean Top & Easyguard Top Coat
CT-43-372 Dirt and dye resistance - Easy to clean top coat - Soft, waxy, natural feel.
CT-43-375 Dirt and dye resistance - Easy to clean top coat - Warm, soft, natural feel.
CT-73-372 Dirt and dye resistance - Easy to clean top coat - Abrasion and scuff resistance.
Easyguard D-01 Anti-soiling top coat.
Easyguard WF-01 Silicone emulsion for anti-soiling top coat - Creamy, slippery feel.
Easyguard WF-02 Special additive for anti-soiling top coat.
Easyguard WF-03 Silicone emulsion for anti-soiling top coat - Natural, slippery feel.
Dull Top Coats
Aqualen® Top D-2012.D Dull top coat with high physical properties - Pleasant feel - Repolishable.
Aqualen® Top D-2015.A High performance top coat - Low repolishability.
Aqualen® Top D-2019 Very dull, high performance top coat - Low repolishability.
Aqualen® Top DC-2060 Compact top coat for upholstery leather - Very soft - No grey break.
Aqualen® Top DP-2090 Very dull, high performance top coat - Very low repolishability - Color jetness - Warm handle.
Astacin® Matting AR Dull top coat - High abrasion resistance - Keeps color intensity.
Astacin® Matting HS Dull top coat - Hydrolysis resistance - Good rubfastness and cold flexibility.
Astacin® Matting LV TF Dull elegant and soft top coat - Excellent cold resistances.
Astacin® Novomatt DD High matt level - Soft dry and silky feel - Low haze, keeps color intensity.
Astacin® Novomatt GG High matt level - Soft dry and waxy feel.
WT-13-097 Dull - Waxy touch.
WT-13-892 Good abrasion and scuff fastnesses.
WT-43-492 High performance top coat - Outstanding flexibility - Promotes abrasion and scuff resistance.
WT-43-985 PolyMatte® top coat - Opaque - Warm feel - High performance top coat.
EX-WT-49-029 Soft touch medium dull top coat - Low haze, keeps color intensity.
EX-WT-49-118 Ready to use - Economical dull top.
WT-49-511 Soft dull top coat - Smooth and waxy touch - Low haze, keeps color intensity.
EX-WT-49-513 Dull top coat with stopy-graby touch - Low haze, keeps color intensity.
EX-WT-48-044 Excellent rub and UV fastnesses - Natural handle and aspect.
WT-76-690 Natural dull aspect - Good embossing property.
Intermediate Top Coats
Aqualen® Top IL.A Intermediate top coat - Improves plate release - Used for effect coat.
Aqualen® Top SIL Intermediate top coat - Improves plate release - Used for effect coat.
Glossy Top Coats
Aqualen® Top 2006.B For high abrasion, wet rubs and hydrolysis resistance.
Aqualen® Top 81 Improves abrasion resistance of aqueous top coats.
Aqualen® Top FL-02 For shoe upper nappa, bag and garment leathers - Imparts high gloss without hardening.
Aqualen® Top FL-03 Especially for shoe upper nappa, bag and garment leathers.
Aqualen® Top GC-2031.B Used as top coat for elegant, high gloss shoe upper and fancy leathers.
Aqualen® Top GC-2033 Used as glossy component in water-based super soft top coat systems.
Astacin® Top US Suitable for elegant finishes for aniline leathers.
BM-22-905-WT Casein natural aspect - Good milling property.
WT-22-500 Good rub fastness and water drop resistance.
WT-42-518 High UV resistance - Good wet fastnesses - Good temperature resistance.
WT-43-051 Elegant and soft glossy top coat with very soft feel.
WT-43-118 High gloss and transparency - Very soft top coat for upholstery leathers.
WT-43-190 Excellent taber abrasion and high wear properties.
WT-43-608 High gloss and transparency - Very soft top coat for upholstery leathers.
WT-48-403 Glossy top coat.
Kuppenglanz Top Coats
WT-13-894 Produces elegant shiny tips by milling - Kuppenglanz top coat.
Patent Effect Top Coats
Aqualen® Top APT Water patent - Good fastnesses - Soft and pleasant hand.
Aqualen® Top LN.A Water patent - Good fastnesses.
Aqualen® Top SPT Soft water patent - Good fastnesses - Soft and pleasant hand.
WT-42-511 Water patent - High fastnesses.
WT-72-500 Water patent - Good fastnesses - Soft and pleasant hand.

Learn more about our water-based top coats and their properties by downloading the catalog.


Anti-soiling Clean Top and Easyguard coats

This range of Easyguard and Clean Top products is ideal for full or corrected grain leather for automotive applications. In particular, these top coats offer properties like resistance to dirt and dyes, anti-soiling, easy cleaning, and soft, natural or slippery textures. 


High-performance dull top coats

Stahl’s dull top coats have high-performance properties such as abrasion and scuff resistance, color retention, cold resistance, and UV fastness. These top coats produce a range of textures, from soft to silky to waxy. It includes products from our Aqualen® and Astacin® ranges.


Improved plate release with our intermediate top coats

Stahl offers two intermediate top coats for full and corrected grain leather from our Aqualen® portfolio. Our medium-dull Aqualen® Top IL.A is designed to reduced leather stickiness, while our glossy Aqualen® Top SIL is designed as an effect coat. Both improve plate release.


Glossy top coats for high-end leather

Stahl’s glossy top coats add shine and other high-performance properties to a wide range of leather products, especially high-end applications. Their features include abrasion and wear resistance, water drop resistance and temperature resistance, non-hardening, and good milling. The range includes top coats specially designed for shoe upper nappa, bag and garment leathers, as well as aniline leather and water-based systems.


Kuppenglanz top coats

Our Kuppenglanz top coat WT-13-894 can be used on full grain leather, corrected grain leather and skins. It produces elegant shiny tips by milling and has a dull appearance. This top coat is ideal for upholstery applications, but can also be used for shoes and leather goods.  


Patent effect top coats for high shine

Stahl’s patent effect top coats add water patents, good fastness, soft textures, and high gloss to full and corrected grain leathers. Our Aqualen® Top SPT can also be used on skins. This range of top coats is ideal for shoes and leather goods applications but is also useful for garment and upholstery applications. They are all Stahl Neo® compliant.

Stahl’s water-based top coats are part of our Stahl Neo® portfolio, which means that they comply with the ZDHC MRSL.


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Water-based top coats that add versatile protection properties
Joachim Henkmann
Global Marketing - Business Unit Leather Chemicals