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 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 leather, whether it be by adding Expancel to stucco or base coat.

Stucco

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

Base coat

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


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

The best Expancel products for leather finishes

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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