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LANXESS showcases Fungicides for Leather at IILF 2023

  • Business Unit Material Protection Products’ impressive debut at the IILF, 2023
  • Presents its Preventol® fungicides portfolio for enhancing shelf life of leather intermediates
LANXESS booth at India International Leather Fair (IILF) 2023.

Chennai, 1 February 2023 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, is presenting its exclusive fungicides portfolio for the leather industry at the India International Leather Fair (IILF) in Chennai, India between February 1 – 3. The Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit is showcasing its Preventol® preservative range in Hall 2, booth no: 2-11-F. 

With Preventol® LANXESS offers effective and economical long-term preservation of leather intermediates. It provides protection against mold & fungi in leather manufacturing process. While fighting mold, the membrane active biocides are not degraded but released unchanged, so they can repeat their defense work over and over again – a truly regenerative biocide ensuring long-term protection. 

Unlike other systems, most Preventol® products contain more than one active substance and function ensuring that both modes of action are combined in one product. This leads to a broader spectrum of efficacy and additional safety for the tannery. 

A further benefit of these active substances, unlike electrophilic active substances which protect mainly the surface, is their ability to penetrate the cross-section of a hide. That gives an extra protection even after splitting the leather intermediates :  otherwise, new surfaces emerging from splitting would immediately be at risk. Membrane active biocides reduce this risk and give tanneries more security.

Speaking at the event, Anand Muthureddy, Head – Business Unit Material Protection Products, LANXESS India, said, “LANXESS has continuously manufactured quality products to meet the demands of the fiercely competitive Indian market. Over the years, we have concentrated our efforts and consciously invested in providing sustainable solutions for the industry. We are extremely pleased to showcase our products at the IILF 2023 and will continue to keep our customer orientation a top priority.”


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.1 billion in 2022. The company currently has about 13,100 employees in 32 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.


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