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

23 January 2023

A Healthier Route for Citrus Fruit: Introducing FruitMag™

A majority of today’s citrus fruits are treated with chemical products that prolong shelf life and cover peels with fungicide residue. Yet an innovative product developed by ICL is paving the way for a better future. It’s time to start extending citrus fruit shelf Read More >
A Healthier Route for Citrus Fruit: Introducing FruitMag™
17 January 2023

Top Energy Trends to Watch Closely in 2023

One of the major issues dominating political debate and government policymaking is the need to develop sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels to meet global warming challenges. Oil and natural gas production and supply problems, fracking, the current inadequacies of wind and tidal power, and Read More >
Top Energy Trends to Watch Closely in 2023
4 January 2023

ICL’s Energy Storage Solutions Unit

Western economies may be on the threshold of a transitional shift towards exclusive reliance on sustainable energy sources. If this occurs – as many observers believe it must – it’s likely that it will eventually become a new global norm. In an era of Read More >
ICL’s Energy Storage Solutions Unit

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.