LANXESS offers the right solutions for the special needs of the leather industry, with preservatives under the brand name Preventol®. These include the protection of hides, especially in the wet-blue stage. The preservatives in the leather area are marketed by our Leather Business Unit. For more information, click here.

Biocidal active ingredients to formulate a preservative for the wet-blue leather industry and for the protection of materials and difficult-to-preserve help and finishing products for leather production are offered by LANXESS Material Protection Products.

Our products for leather



  • Approx. 20 % aqueous dispersion of 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT).
  • For the preservation of aqueous coatings, polymer dispersions, plasters, synthetic adhesives or cleaners and detergents.
  • Broad spectrum of activity covering bacteria, mould and yeasts.
  • Outstanding stability combined with low volatility.