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

18 May 2022

What is Renewable Energy?

Energy is considered renewable when it is released from renewable resources– that is sources that can conceivably be replenished within a human lifespan. What is a Renewable Energy Source? An energy source that continually regenerates itself through natural means is considered renewable. Renewable energy Read More >
What is Renewable Energy?
2 May 2022

ICL’s TSP and SSP Phosphate Fertilizers and their Contribution to Farming

Triple Super Phosphate (TSP fertilizer) and Single Super Phosphate (SSP fertilizer) are two internationally important ICL fertilizers. Their effectiveness comes from their high-quality available phosphorus content and other key plant nutrients like calcium and sulfur. Why is phosphorus important for high crop yields? Phosphorus Read More >
ICL’s TSP and SSP Phosphate Fertilizers and their Contribution to Farming

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.