Genuine leather should possess genuine quality. Adding Expancel will help you achieve this.

Expancel Microspheres will provide an upgrade that nicely covers up any defects letting you get more use out of your genuine leather. The fine, uniform cell structure of our microspheres together with its low water absorption and low density will get the best out of your genuine leather, whether it be by adding Expancel to stucco or base coat.

Stucco for genuine leather

  • Excellent filling capacity on genuine leather
  • Low shrinkage
  • Great buffing properties
  • High flexibility
  • Soft and supple to the touch

Base coat for genuine leather

  • Uniform surface properties
  • Properties of the damaged areas equals the undamaged

Our microspheres will also give you more for less. To increase yields in genuine leather, use an unexpanded Expancel product to fill out cavities in the loose flanks of hides and skins.

The best Expancel products for genuine leather

Product groups Characteristics Main applications
Expancel WU Wet. Unexpanded For waterborne applications: carpet underlays, printing inks, technical textiles and nonwovens plus more.
Expancel WE Wet. Expanded Solid content of about 15%, used in waterborne products. Great for paint and crack fillers, reflective coatings, leather finishing and more.
Expancel DE Dry. Expanded Used in products where no water can be added. Great for polyester putty, cultured marble, model-making board and more.
Expancel SL Slurry, dispersed in water. Unexpanded Used in applications like core board, box board, paper coatings and leather.

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