Our formulations are used in thousands of products to make them safer, more durable and longer-lasting – in a word, “better”.
We are a global leader in industrial additives and materials, including a broad range of flame retardants, phosphate salts and specialty phosphate blends, purified phosphoric acid and electronic-grade specialty phosphoric acids. We are also a leading provider of magnesium and magnesium alloys for the automobile industry. Our strong technical support teams work closely with customers across the globe to provide customized formulations for high-performance applications.
Flame Retardants (FRs)
ICL is a global leader in Flame Retardants. Our flame retardant products are based on Bromine, Phosphorus and Magnesium Hydroxide. Our fire safety solutions are focused on Building and Constructions, Electronic Components, Enclosures and Appliances and Textile, Coatings and Adhesives end markets.
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To assess the sustainability of flame retardants in the specific applications, ICL has developed the framework SAFR® – “Systematic Assessment of Flame Retardants”. SAFR® is a framework that provides a rigorous evaluation of specific flame retardants in their applications, thus enabling users to choose the most sustainable products for the intended use.
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Phosphates in Industrial Markets
We are a leading provider of a wide number of ortho phosphates, pyro phosphates and polyphosphates specialty products used in the dental market (toothpaste), industrial & institutional cleaning products, oil drilling, mining, metal treatment, leather processing, construction, ceramics, and paints and coatings. These phosphate additives provide many unique functions such as abrasion, water softening, precipitation, pH buffering, rheology control, surface wetting, pigment dispersion, retardation, cure, corrosion resistance, fire protection, adhesion, pigment suspension, eliminate foam and stabilize silicate-based paint formulations.
We produce a wide range of magnesia specialty products (magnesium oxide, hydroxide and basic carbonate) of exceptionally high purity. These materials find application in a wide variety of products such as transformer steel, rubber, plastic, adhesives, engine oil additives, pharmaceuticals, and mineral supplements for nutraceuticals, food and cosmetics.
Phosphoric Acid and Polyphosphoric Acid Products
We are a leading global manufacturer of ultra-high purity phosphoric acids used in the semiconductor, photovoltaic, and electronic flat panel display industries. Our electronic grade phosphoric acid exceeds the industry standards for low levels of trace impurity elements and particulates required for the production of high quality electronics. We also produce various grades of polyphosphoric acids. PPA is used in the production of phosphate esters, pharmaceuticals, and modified asphalt cements which are primarily used for road paving and roofing shingles manufacturing.
Phosphorus Pentasulfide (P2S5)
We are a major manufacturer and marketer of P2S5, a phosphorus-based specialty chemical used in the manufacture of lubrication oil additives, mining chemicals, pesticides (e.g. Parathion), solid electrolytes in some lithium ion batteries, and other products.
Wildfire Safety Products
We are a leading supplier of wildfire fighting chemicals and services with production sites in USA, Canada, France and Spain. Our Phos-Chek® fire retardants are deployed from aircraft and ground vehicles to help control the spread of wild fires. We produce the world’s leading Class A foams used to fight wildland fires, Class B foams used to combat hydrocarbon fuel fires for both industrial and military clients, long term retardants and fire suppressant gels.
Beginning with bromine extracted from its vast reserves in Dead Sea brines, ICL-IP produces a wide range of bromine-based products; ranging from flame retardants and drilling fluids to biocides.
Elemental Bromine is sold and transported to external customers worldwide in designed for purpose and dedicated isotanks. ICL-IP has the largest transportation fleet in the industry ensuring the capability to supply worldwide. Elemental Bromine is used worldwide in the rubber industry as well as a reagent in the pharma and agro industries. It is also used globally to produce a number of Brominated compounds.
Water Treatment Microbial Solutions
ICL’s bromine based biocides are essential inputs for a variety of water treatment applications. ICL is a world leader in production and supply of bromine based biocides. ICL’s products have worldwide regulatory support, including the European BPR Art. 95 registration and US EPA registration on a primary level.
Phosphorus Inorganic Products
We are an important manufacturer and supplier of phosphorus inorganic products (phosphorus trichloride, phosphorus oxychloride, phosphorous acid) used in the manufacture of flame retardants, flame retardant plasticizers and agrochemical products
Products for the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
We are the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of bromine-based drilling and completion fluids. In addition, our biocides are important in the fields of deepwater drilling and “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing) operations.
Merquel® for Mercury Emissions Control
Use of our bromine-based Merquel® helps reduce the mercury emissions from coal-firedpower plants.
Our self-extinguishing phosphate ester fluids are used in special hydraulic and lubricant applications dictated by fire risk considerations, often in power plants and hot metal manufacturing. Our phosphate esters are also used as functional additives in industrial and aviation fluids. We are the leading supplier promoting change to more sustainable design modern phosphate ester fluids.