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==Crosslinker as additive==
 
==Crosslinker as additive==
The binders of the [[finish#Primer - Finish / Top Coat|top coats]] and [[leather colour|pigment leather paint]] are generally based on polyurethane. "Crosslinkers" are additives which are used in aqueous top coats and pigment paint based on polyurethane. The crosslinker "crosslinks" the polyurethane binders and thereby ensures the necessary [[leather quality|fastness properties]] of the leather surface. By "cross-linking", the leather surfaces of [[finish|pigmented leather]] it is more resistant to [[leather damages|abrasion, moisture or solvents]].
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The binders of the [[finish#Primer - Finish / Top Coat|top coat]] and [[leather colour|pigment leather paint]] are generally based on polyurethane. "Crosslinkers" are additives which are used in aqueous top coats and pigment paint based on polyurethane. The crosslinker "crosslinks" the polyurethane binders and thereby ensures the necessary [[leather quality|fastness properties]] of the leather surface. By "cross-linking", the leather surfaces of [[finish|pigmented leather]] are more resistant to [[leather damages|abrasion, moisture or solvents]].
  
Isocyanate crosslinkers have proven particularly effective in demanding surfaces such as [[car leather|automotive leathers]]. Isocyanate crosslinkers do not turn yellow and are also very resistant to aging. To this end, isocyanate crosslinkers are easy to use and are not harmful to health or the [[Environmental protection|environment]] after processing.
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Isocyanate crosslinkers have proven particularly effective on demanding surfaces such as [[car leather|automotive leathers]]. Isocyanate crosslinkers do not turn yellow and are also very resistant to ageing. To this end, isocyanate crosslinkers are easy to use and are not harmful to health or the [[Environmental protection|environment]] after processing.
  
 
Aziridine crosslinkers are common in [[leather furniture|furniture leather]].
 
Aziridine crosslinkers are common in [[leather furniture|furniture leather]].
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==Other top coat additives==
 
==Other top coat additives==
In addition to the crosslinkers, there are much more additives for the Top Coat. Some additives change the [[haptic evaluation of leather surfaces]]. Additives can influence the grip of the leather. It can feel more waxy, rough or smooth.
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In addition to the crosslinkers, there are many more additives for the top coat. Some additives change the [[haptic evaluation of leather surfaces]]. Additives can influence the grip of the leather. It can feel more waxy, rough or smooth.
  
  
==Spinn web effect by aziridine crosslinker==
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==Spider's web effect by aziridine crosslinker==
The first generations of aziridine-based crosslinkers resulted in the formation of the so-called spider web effect. The phenomenon is known from the previous century. The crosslinker reacted with time and became so hard that the surface [[leather damages|broke years later]] causing a fracture pattern similar to that of a spider web. [[car leather#Jaguar|Jaguar]] and other British brands were affected. Nowadays, this problem is under control.
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The first generations of aziridine-based crosslinkers resulted in the formation of the so-called spider's web effect. The phenomenon first appeared in the previous century. The crosslinker reacted with time and became so hard that the surface [[leather damages|broke years later]], causing a fracture pattern similar to that of a spider's web. [[car leather#Jaguar|Jaguar]] and other British brands were affected. Nowadays, this problem is under control.
  
  

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Crosslinker as additive

The binders of the top coat and pigment leather paint are generally based on polyurethane. "Crosslinkers" are additives which are used in aqueous top coats and pigment paint based on polyurethane. The crosslinker "crosslinks" the polyurethane binders and thereby ensures the necessary fastness properties of the leather surface. By "cross-linking", the leather surfaces of pigmented leather are more resistant to abrasion, moisture or solvents.

Isocyanate crosslinkers have proven particularly effective on demanding surfaces such as automotive leathers. Isocyanate crosslinkers do not turn yellow and are also very resistant to ageing. To this end, isocyanate crosslinkers are easy to use and are not harmful to health or the environment after processing.

Aziridine crosslinkers are common in furniture leather.

Crosslinkers generally contain organic solvents. These are necessary in order to achieve sufficient mixing with the substance to be cross-linked. The manufacturers of crosslinkers are trying to reduce this solvent proportion to zero.

Other top coat additives

In addition to the crosslinkers, there are many more additives for the top coat. Some additives change the haptic evaluation of leather surfaces. Additives can influence the grip of the leather. It can feel more waxy, rough or smooth.


Spider's web effect by aziridine crosslinker

The first generations of aziridine-based crosslinkers resulted in the formation of the so-called spider's web effect. The phenomenon first appeared in the previous century. The crosslinker reacted with time and became so hard that the surface broke years later, causing a fracture pattern similar to that of a spider's web. Jaguar and other British brands were affected. Nowadays, this problem is under control.


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Cracking of the surface due to excessive crosslinking of the aziridine crosslinker.

 



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