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ICL-IP expands in flame retardant market



Published January 25, 2012
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), one of the three strategic operating segments of ICL, has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for its polymeric flame retardant technology. Dow’s technology will be used for the launch of FR122P, ICL-IP’s next-generation brominated polymeric flame retardant for use by the building industry in extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene ( EPS ) foam insulation products. The company expects to begin supplying commercial quantities beginning in 2014, and is currently supplying pilot quantities as required to its customers.

FR122P is a sustainable, polymeric replacement for the flame retardants currently used in EPS/XPS insulation foams. Pilot tests conducted by ICL IP’s customers have confirmed that FR122P delivers the required level of fire safety to their products. 

ICL-IP recently began work on a new 10,000 metric ton capacity manufacturing plant. The company's flame retardant portfolio includes a growing number of sustainable polymeric products, including the FR1025P, brominated epoxy polymers and the Polyquel product line as well as the new FR122P.


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