Paints & Coatings

Overview

As a global leading chemical manufacturer, ICL’s R&D team is continuously developing industrial solutions to manufacture safe, and high-quality products for the paints and coatings industry. We offer a wide variety of solutions such as condensed phosphates for paints and coatings, prevention of corrosion and rust, wood protection, and more.

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News

11 January 2022

Watching a New Reality

The revolutionary use of augmented reality glasses in ICL’s operation sites provides the workers in the field with remote technical support and the correct and fastest way to fix Read More >
Watching a New Reality
10 January 2022

AgTech Trends to Watch Closely in 2022

The world is faced with some stock realities. With a global population projection of 9.7 billion people by 2050, agricultural production will need to increase significantly to serve nutritional trends.  Now more than ever, the pressure on farmers to produce nutritious products is putting Read More >
AgTech Trends to Watch Closely in 2022
30 November 2021

What is Magnesium?

A basic description of magnesium does not come close to reflecting its true worth. It is the eighth most common element in the universe, an alkaline earth metal found in abundance in the Earth’s crust and seas, and the lightest metal on earth, one Read More >
What is Magnesium?
26 November 2021

What is Bromine?

The History of Bromine In this blog, we sniff out the element bromine, which gets its name from the Greek word bromos meaning  “Stink”.  The bromine story began with the French pharmacy student, Antoine-Jérôme Balard in 1826,  who found that the salt residues left Read More >
What is Bromine?
17 November 2021

Flame Retardants Save Lives – No Ignition – No Fire

Fire – Both Friend and Foe Fire is essential for many things we take for granted like heating, power supply, and even controlled applications like cauterization during surgery. But if uncontrolled, fires can have enormous consequences for human life, property, and the environment.  Burns Read More >
Flame Retardants Save Lives – No Ignition – No Fire

Domains

Wetting & dispersing agents and sequestrants

ICL’s CALGON® and POLYRON® products are condensed phosphates with a selected chain-length distribution. These products are extensively used as dispersing agents in pigmented water-based systems – primarily, in water-based paints. Because of their optimized dispersing properties, they are used to obtain systems of low and stable viscosities and additionally help with wetting of inorganic pigments and fillers. Another benefit is that they act as sequestrants for multivalent cations improving the stability of high-filled water-based paints.

The complementary, polymeric LOPON® dispersants further enrich our dispersant portfolio with different functionalities providing a wide range of solutions to meet the needs of the coating industry.

Corrosion and flash rust protection

As the global leader in providing corrosion inhibitors to the paints and coatings market, ICL Phosphate Specialty offers an extensive line of HALOX® corrosion inhibiting products, including organic corrosion inhibitors, and FLASH-X® products specifically designed to counter flash rust. ICL Phosphate Specialty is a solution provider to our customers. Our expertise in solving corrosion inhibition problems extends across a full range of paints and coating formulations including water-based, solvent-based coatings, powder coatings, and energy-cure products.

Wood protection

Unsightly tannin stains can occur in both water-based and solvent- based paints and deck preservatives. ICL offers proven technologies to prevent these TANNINS from migrating to the topcoat and helps keep the visual integrity of the coating. HALOX®️ XTAIN®️products are effective tannin stain-blocking additives, available in both liquid and powder form.

Flame retardants

ICL offers a range of tailor-made products that provide effective flame resistance for paints and coatings and ensure compliance with the highest fire safety standards.

Defoamers

The LOPON® E defoaming agents are highly effective solutions for deaerating and defoaming water-based formulations. In order to meet the growing need for sustainable and eco-friendly products, most of our solutions are based on bio-renewable raw materials and are free of volatile organic compounds.

Architectural coatings

ICL offers a broad product portfolio that helps to formulate architectural wall paints. These products, offered under the LOPON® brand, range from pH-buffering agents to adjust alkalinity, viscosity stabilizers for silicate-containing coatings to flash-rust inhibitors preventing discoloration of exterior paints.

Case study

The Mission: Tanzania

Small farming and antiquated fertilization methods — Agriculture in Tanzania cannot support its citizens. That’s how you help to promote change.