Rubber and Plastic

Overview

ICL is a leading supplier of a wide range of solutions for the rubber and plastic industries including fire safety and flame retardant solutions, bromine for the halogenation of butyl rubber, and magnesium oxides used for the modification of polymer properties of rubber and plastic compounds.

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News

14 September 2021

Why Your Body Needs Magnesium

It balances all other minerals in your body, reduces the chance of stroke and prevents migraines — everything you need to know about this important Read More >
Why Your Body Needs Magnesium
6 September 2021

OSMOCOTE 5: We Grow Ideas So You Can Grow Plants

The future of sustainable plant and crop growth is mainly being determined by innovations in fertilizer technology. Over 50 years ago, Osmocote® pioneered the first generation of controlled-release fertilizers. Today, ICL’s Osmocote is the number one coated fertilizer in horticulture in the Read More >
OSMOCOTE 5: We Grow Ideas So You Can Grow Plants
2 September 2021

The Next Energy Revolution

How can we benefit from the sun’s energy at night? Special batteries using bromine-based electrolytes developed by ICL allow the storage of solar energy economically and Read More >
The Next Energy Revolution
25 August 2021

Bromosol™: A Single Component for Effective Biofilm Treatment

Bromosol is an advanced single component biocide that helps protect cooling towers and industrial water systems from biofilm. Bromosol’s high performance and simple and convenient use promote cost-effectiveness while addressing numerous macro-level needs. One of the major challenges facing cooling towers and industrial water Read More >
Bromosol™: A Single Component for Effective Biofilm Treatment

Domains

Magnesium oxide

ICL is a global magnesium oxide (MgO) supplier. MgO is a vulcanizing agent used in the rubber industry that serves as fillers in the production of rubber, plastics, and adhesives. ICL offers two magnesium oxide compounds: RA40 used as an acid accelerator in hapolymer system, and as a thickener and viscosity modifier in SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) formulations; and RA150 a moderate to highly magnesium oxide for use in the manufacture of adhesives, and rubber-based on polychloroprene, in the compounding of synthetic rubber, and as an acid acceptor in halopolymer systems.

Light MgO

Light magnesium oxide is used in rubber manufacture to increase scorch safety, improve stock handling and stability, and reduce scrap. ICL is a leading chemical HSA grade, light magnesium oxide manufacturer (Light MgO). This compound is used as a filling and reinforcing agent for light-colored plastic and rubber products. It is also used as an acid acceptor, pH modifier, and viscosity regulator. Light MgO I chemical HSA serves as a binding agent, accelerator, and activator for fluorine and chloroprene rubber.

Bromo butyl rubber

Halogenated butyl rubber greatly extends the usefulness of butyl rubber by providing much higher curing rates and enabling co-vulcanization with general-purpose rubbers such as natural rubber and Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR).  Halogenation of butyl rubber with bromine produces a low permeability rubber that is particularly suitable for the tire industry; pharmaceutical stoppers, and rubber articles needing good resistance to chemicals, weathering, and ozone, such as tank linings, conveyor belts, and protective clothing.

Flame retardants

ICL offers fire safety and flame retardants solutions for a wide range of polymers, copolymers, polymers blends and rubbers, elastomers, PVC, rigid and flexible PU, epoxies, phenolics, UPE, vinyl compounds, and thermoplastic applications.