LANXESS provides preservatives for the protection of leather treatment and finishing products against microbial infestation. Manufacturers of such auxiliary products can choose from a broad range of in-can preservation products. A selection of preservatives is shown below.

Products for the leather industry


  • Min. 99.8 % chlorocresol (p-chloro-m-cresol).
  • For the preservation of adhesives, glues, polymer dispersions and emulsions, metalworking/cutting fluids, dyes, industrial lubricants, pigments and filler suspensions, materials in the building industry (e.g., concrete additives, joint cements), paint and coatings, paper, textile, photo, oil industries and leather at all stages of production.
  • The product has a broad and very balanced spectrum of activity covering Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, mould and yeast. Particularly effective against putrefactive bacteria and therefore suitable for use in products which are difficult to preserve (e.g. protein-based formulations).
  • Only available in USA, in other countries use Preventol® CMK as equivalent.