What are resins?
Acrylic resins are very important products for leather finishing. Let’s try to give a simple definition and description of leather resin!
First of all, what are resins? Everybody knows what natural resin is (if you do not know, it is a blend secreted by plants and vegetables, which can be either solid or liquid), and in general, when we think about a natural resin, we usually associate it to something viscous and sticky.
General speaking, also synthetic resins, like natural resin, can be described as viscous materials that can harden with cold or warmth, but the category of synthetic resins includes many sub-categories, and each one is very different from each other, so let’s focus on acrylic resins!
Acrylic resins come from the polymerization of acrylic monomers and are usually characterized by flame resistance, elasticity, anti-static properties and wettability. Thanks to these properties, acrylic resins can be used in various sectors, from constructions to painting, from metal coating to the construction of dental prosthesis. Of course, acrylic resins are used also for leather coating!
Choose the leather resin by Veco that best fits your needs
The catalogue by Veco includes various types of leather resins, and each one is characterized by special features and good for specific applications. Here are some acrylic resins by Veco:
– Vecosol Binder A 490: this is a very thin leather resin dispersion that is mainly used to convey a natural look and a soft consistence. Conceived to increase full grain leather adhesion, it is perfect also to give grain-tightening to buffed leather.
– Vecosol Binder A 311: a soft binding agent for universal use, this product is characterized by good resistance to water as well as by the capacity to cover grain defects.
– Vecosol Binder A 900: a water based acrylic dispersion used for top coats and to get special effects.
– Vecosol Impregnante L 1490: an acrylic impregnation binder dispersion which is notably appropriate for buffed leather.
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