Proteic binders for clothing

What Are Proteic Binders for Clothing?

Do you own any leather clothing? If you do, then one thing that you might not be aware of is that there are actually a number of different products available that can not only improve the longevity of your leather goods, but can even alter the appearance of them. If you have visited our website here at Veco, then one of the products that you might be interested to learn more about are our Proteic binders for clothing. This is a natural product that contains no waxes.

What Can These Binders Do?

Our proteic binders have a range of uses when used on leather goods. First of all, they can help to create fullness. It can also remove any stickiness from the coating. This is a problem that many people report having with their leather during stacking or piling. Especially if you live in a humid climate. The leather can have a sticky feel, which isn’t very nice. If you have this problem with any of your items of leather clothing, then you would certainly benefit from using a proteic binder.

What Options Do I Have?

If you have taken a look at our website, then one of the things that you will have noticed is that we actually have a range of different proteic binders on offer. However, it is wise to take a look at all of the options that are available to you properly, because you will want to make sure that you get the right product for the type of leather that you have. Once you have done this, you will be able to choose the effect that you want. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and one of our staff members will be able to assist.

Leather tanning process

Leather has been used for many centuries for its strong and durable properties. It’s not only tough and weather resistant, but also soft and good to look at. However, this is not the case for untreated leather. Rawhide needs to undergo certain processes before it can boast these amazing properties to the full extent. Without the tanning process, the leather will begin to deteriorate and not be as strong, flexible and durable as the leather products we know and love.

Two common tanning methods

The most widely used method is known as chrome tanning whereby the leather is soaked in a solution containing metal chromium. All but approximately 20% of leather products undergo this tanning method. This part of the leather tanning process is what gives it its soft feel and water resistant finish. It also takes well to colour dyes and can endure higher temperatures which are ideal where leather would be used for car upholstery, for example. The other tanning method known as vegetable tanning, whereby the hide is soaked in vegetable liquors, has a few advantages over chrome tanning, such as the ability for the leather to breathe better and stretch better. However, this tanning method is not favourable for leather applications where the leather may be exposed to high temperatures as this could cause it to crack and perish. Vegetable tanned leather is also usually thicker than and not as water resistant as the finished product produced from chrome tanning.

End products of tanning

During the tanning process, the hide hair is removed and then split into an inner and outer layer. The outer layer is the smooth, fine and water resistant layer used for upholstery and jackets while the inner layer is where we find suede leather used for making items such as slippers and other non-water resistant applications.

Plasters for Clothing

    Plasters for Clothing

Leather products are a timeless collection to have. They are manufactured for durability and longevity. A leather coat will stay in your collection for years and years while you change other clothing items frequently. What goes into manufacturing these leather clothing products?  A key component to this is plasters for clothing that are used to strengthen the quality of leather. Some plasters for clothing that are key in producing good quality leather clothing are as per below;

    Vecoplast PN and AM

Vecoplast PN is a mixture of waxy substances and synthetic resins that form a pre-ground for for full-grain leather. It is responsible for closing small defects of the skin by regulating the absorption and thereby producing a leather product without defects. Vecoplast AM is an auxiliary, filling and matting that gives buffed leather finish a good fullness. It has excellent adhesion. Not only is it adhesive, but it also improves cover and levelling of applied mixture. The result is a smoother finish.

    Vecoplast Stucco RA and Stucco 168

Vecoplast Stucco RA is an ivory white viscous liquid that is applied by spatula or rotary cylinder. It is suitable for masking and correcting defects. It is suitable for all types of leather, making it a versatile product. It has excellent buffing qualities and also adheres well to the skin. Vecoplast Stucco 168 is an auxiliary plaster and filling used with the intention of obtaining good coverage and grain reconstruction on buffed leathers. Much like the Stucco RA, it can be applied using a rotary cylinder. Spraying could also be used as an application process. They are renown for their excellent adhesion quality. As if that’s not enough, the plaster product also improves surface appearance and feel of leathers. Notable on this product is the shiny look you will get after a proper polishing.

Wear your leather clothes with style and a newfound appreciation for the manufacturing process!

Acrylic binders for leather finishing

What Are the Benefits of Acrylic Binders for Leather Finishing?

If you have taken a look at our website, you will almost certainly have noticed that here at Veco, we have a vast range of different acrylic binders for leather finishing available right now. If you have been considering using any of these binders, then you may have found yourself wondering about the many benefits that you can get by using them on your leather goods. Lets take a quick look at some of the many benefits that acrylic binders have to offer you.

    How Will I Benefit?

First of all, there is the fact that by using an acrylic binder, you can actually not only enhance the overall look of your leather goods, but you can also use it for special effects. The great thing about this is that you are able to get the end result that you want, rather than settling for second best. You can also get a more natural look if you choose the right acrylic binder for the job. The next step is choosing the right acrylic binder for your leather.

    How Do I Choose the Right Binder?

First of all, it is a good idea to take a look through all of the different acrylic binders that we have on offer on our website at the moment. By doing this, you will be able to get a much better idea of what we have to offer. However, you do need to make sure that you are using the right type of binder for the type of leather that you are using, and also that you are using one which will give you the end result that you desire. If you would like to find out more information then please get in touch with us today where one of our team will be happy to assist.