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

29 September 2022

ICL’s Employee Carbon Challenge

There is world consensus that greenhouse gasses and climate change continue to take an increasing toll on all earth’s ecosystems and we must act now.  United in Science, a multi-organization high-level compilation of the most recent science related to climate change, impacts, and responses Read More >
ICL’s Employee Carbon Challenge
21 September 2022

ICL’s Commitment to a Net Zero Future

There is world consensus that greenhouse gasses are affecting our planet and we must act now. As a leading global specialty minerals and chemicals company serving agriculture, food, and industrial markets, ICL sets the bar for other aspiring net zero emissions companies to help Read More >
ICL’s Commitment to a Net Zero Future
4 September 2022

ICL Promoting a Circular Economy

The world population is estimated to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, a 2.2 billion increase from today with an almost proportional growth in waste to 3.4 billion tonnes. According to the Circularity Report 2022, only 8.6% of the World economy was circular in 2020. Read More >
ICL Promoting a Circular Economy
10 August 2022

Brominated Biocides as Effective Antiviral Agents

Since the outset of COVID-19, ICL’s microbiology lab has engaged in cutting-edge research regarding the efficacy of brominated biocides against viruses. The results not only prove their effectiveness, but have also attracted the interest of leading researchers, R&D experts and service companies who are Read More >
Brominated Biocides as Effective Antiviral Agents

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 is a world-leading manufacturer of flame retardants. We 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.