Leather & Textile

Overview

Leather and textiles are versatile products used in the automotive, aircraft, upholstery, and fashion industries. ICL’s range of leather products spans the entire Beamhouse leather production process. On the other hand, the textile industry relies heavily on the use of polyphosphates to perform various functions in textile processing plants.

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News

26 May 2024

The Role of Potash in Sustainable Agriculture and Advancing Food Security

Potash fertilizer, a key source of potassium, stands as a cornerstone of modern agriculture, playing a critical role in enhancing crop growth, improving yield quality, and advancing global food security. As an essential macronutrient, potassium ensures the efficient transportation of water, nutrients, and carbohydrates Read More >
The Role of Potash in Sustainable Agriculture and Advancing Food Security
15 May 2024

The Basics of Coated Fertilizer Technology

In an era where sustainable farming practices are more crucial than ever, growers and agronomists struggle with the dual objective of maximizing crop yields while minimizing environmental impact. Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) can play a key role in achieving this challenge, as they offer a Read More >
The Basics of Coated Fertilizer Technology
7 May 2024

Alternative Proteins: The Top 10 Trends Shaping the Future

As we strive for sustainability and health, alternative proteins emerge as a crucial dietary component. This blog post dives into ten pivotal trends in alternative protein production for 2024, underscoring the shift towards innovative, environmentally friendly, and ethical food sources. Proteins are fundamental to Read More >
Alternative Proteins: The Top 10 Trends Shaping the Future
15 April 2024

Top 10 Agriculture Trends to Watch in 2024

With climate change, a burgeoning population, and looming concerns about food security, the world has never been more focused on food and agriculture. Embracing modern, sustainable agricultural practices has never been more critical. In 2024, various upcoming Ag trends emerge, leveraging technology to meet Read More >
Top 10 Agriculture Trends to Watch in 2024

Domains

Leather- cleaning, finishing, tanning, and dyeing

ICL’s Specialty Polyphosphates are widely used in leather processing to improve the efficacy of detergents used in cleaning, finishing, tanning, and dying to improve their penetration, wetting, emulsifying, and dispersing properties which allow soaking and liming processes in the same bath.

Textiles - cleaning, finishing, tanning, and dyeing

ICL’s Polyphosphates perform various functions within textile processing such as cleaning, finishing, and dyeing. In addition, polyphosphates combined with soaps or with synthetic detergents are widely used in the textile industry due to their synergistic effects on detergency to improve their penetration, wetting, and emulsifying; and as textile scourers where they function as a dispersant before dyeing to reduce streaking and spotting.

Protective clothing

Protective clothing can be treated with ICL’s fire retardant products which assist in deep penetration into the fiber structure to deliver more effective heat resistance and to inhibit the spread of fire for longer.

Flame retardants

Flame retardants for leather and textile find application in many industries. For the automotive and aviation industries, furniture and curtains, heavy-duty workwear clothing, and protective gear, and many more. ICL’s TexFRon products line provides flame-resistance properties, which are bound into the textile. TexFRon is applied as a dispersible acrylic emulsion. ICL offers a range of tailor-made and sustainable products for these applications.

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