Water Resistance Chemicals
Leathers can utilise many different types of chemistry to gain water resistance, and each chemistry has its benefits and drawbacks. We have worked to engineer a product that combines the benefits of four of the chemistries and to provide both dynamic and static water resistance elements to a very high level without any detrimental effects, particularly to breathability.
Typical maeser performance is over 25,000 flexes and less than 15% water uptake after just 48 hours from the end of wet processing, and through the ageing process this performance increases easily to over 100,000 flexes by the time the footwear is manufactured. Static water uptakes are less than 15% with full edge exposure after an immersion time of over 30 minutes.