Leather

Microbial protection to help maintain the structure and appearance of your leather products

Leather

Microbial growth can weaken the structure and affect the appearance of your leather products. Dow Microbial Control can help you inhibit microbial contamination during the storage and transport of raw leather.

Our broad-spectrum preservation technologies are backed by experts in the leather industry. Working with you, we help you find the right formulation for your application, in your region. Additionally, we have an excellent crosslinking agent product with Glutaraldehyde to enhance leather tanning performance.

Our portfolio of antimicrobial preservation products offers:

  • Broad-spectrum protection against bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Easy-handling
  • Does not release or contain formaldehyde and provides quick-kill performance over a wide pH range

Our products are used around the globe in leather applications, including:

  • Bactericide for soaking process
  • Preservation of crust leather and finished leather
  • Leather chemicals preservation
  • Glutaraldehyde as a crosslinking agent enhances leather tanning performance

Select Products


Product Name Active Ingredient Features & Benefits
AMICAL™ 48 Diiodomethyl-p-tolylsulfone
  • Extremely effective active antifungal agent
  • FDA clearances in the U.S. for several indirect food contact applications
  • Effective over a broad pH range (2-11)
AMICAL™ Flowable Diiodomethyl-p-tolylsulfone
  • Water-based dispersion formulation
  • Extremely effective active antifungal agent
  • FDA clearances in the U.S. for several indirect food contact applications
  • Effective over a broad pH range (2-11)
  • Non dermally-irritating
AMICAL™ WP Diiodomethyl-p-tolylsulfone
  • Wettable powder
  • Extremely effective active antifungal agent
  • FDA clearances in the U.S. for several indirect food contact applications
  • Effective over a broad pH range (2-11)
  • Non dermally-irritating
BIOBAN™ BPK 114 Preservative 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate (IPBC)
  • Fast acting
  • Low odor
  • Low color
  • Suitable for preservation and microbial control in aqueous, and water miscible chemicals and formulations
  • Broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Low, cost-effective use levels
BIOBAN™ IPBC 20 Antimicrobial 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate(IPBC)
  • Broad-spectrum preservative
  • Excellent fungal protection
  • Does not contain any organometallic compounds and is compatible with both aqueous and solvent-based formulations
BIOBAN™ IPBC 100 Antimicrobial 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate(IPBC)
  • Broad-spectrum preservative
  • Excellent fungal protection
  • Does not contain any organometallic compounds and is compatible with both aqueous and solvent-based formulations
DOWICIDE™ A Antimicrobial o-phenylphenate
  • Readily soluble in water and in many polar organic solvents
  • Dow brand of sodium salt o-phenylphenate
  • Protects processing materials against the ravages of microorganisms
ZOLDINE™ GA-50 Synthetic Tanning Agent for leather Glutaraldehyde
  • Improves softness and fullness
  • Resistant to moisture, perspiration and alkalinity
  • Improves chrome utilization
  • Suitable for free-of-chrome tannages (metal and metal-free)
BIOBAN™ O 45 OIT
  • Excellent fungal protection
  • Does not include any organometallic compounds

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