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Natural Leather Manufacturing

Enhancing the look, feel and performance of leather goods  

From footwear and fashion accessories to furniture and clothing to automotive upholstery, leather plays many roles in everyday life. To produce leathers fit for a variety of purposes, manufacturers rely on a wide range of processing aids and additives to deliver products with the right combination of softness, toughness, economics and functionality. Our robust portfolio of acrylic, silicone and polyurethane dispersions, combined with our long history of industry collaboration, can help you: 

  • Enhance processing efficiency 
  • Prevent or knock down foam in the harshest manufacturing conditions 
  • Develop high-performance coatings that impart superior feel, water repellency and resistance to abrasion and soiling

Dow’s offering also includes finishing solutions providing superior texture, haptic and sensory properties for artificial and synthetic materials used as alternatives to natural leather, including silicone emulsions and acrylic/PU dispersions for PVC and polyurethane.


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