Ebenin SME


Chemical composition

emulsion of polysiloxanes


white emulsion

pH - value (1:10)

5.0 - 7.0




stable to acids and salts under usual tannery conditions, unstable in chrome liquors


combinations with other fatliquors have to be stirred thoroughly before dilution, dilution method: 1 : 3 with water of 50 °C – 60 °C

Field of application

Water-repellent additive which contains silicone, used to enhance the water resistance of the crust. Ebenin SME may also be applied to crust in order to obtain a silky handle and to improve the softness.



  • excellent hydrophobic effect
  • very good lightfastness
  • good heat resistance
  • high penetrometer values
  • full, round and silky touch



    Ebenin SME is applied after acidification before capping with chrome or aluminum tannins. It can be used in all hydrophobic types as a special fatliquor additive. Ebenin SME can be emulsified with different combinations of Licrols and then added to the drum. The quantity should be 0.5 % - 5.0 % of the shaved weight.

    Shoe nappa

    Ebenin HP 7
    Ebenin SME

    5.0 % - 8.0 %
    1.0 % - 2.0 %


    Ebenin 6
    Ebenin SME

    10.0 % - 15.0 %
    2.0 % - 3.0 %


    Licrol SLG
    Licrol L 

    Ebenin SME

    3.0 % - 5.0 %
    1.0 % - 2.0 %
    1.0 % - 2.0 %


    Licrol SB 114
    Licrol PE

    Ebenin SME

    5.0 % - 8.0 %
    5.0 % - 8.0 %
    2.0 % - 3.0 %


    Ebenin SME is a technical emulsion and variations in colour and viscosity can happen. The properties for application are not touched by this.

    Storage temperature

    Storage at temperatures between 5 °C and 40 °C.

    Shelf life

    Up to 6 months in the original sealed packing.


    Stir before use.

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