ICL Industrial Products to expand polymeric flame retardant production


Israel Chemicals' segment ICL Industrial Products ( ICL-IP ) is planning to expand production of its Fyrol HF-5 polymeric flame retardant at its West Virginia plant, in the US.

"The company has also said that it is in the process of developing a flame retardant, which will replace TDCP."

The expansion of Fyrol HF-5 production is expected to strengthen company's manufacturing position and help meet the growing market demand for the product.

Designed to meet the exacting sustainability and chemical use standards of international furniture makers, Fyrol HF-5 is used for flexible polyurethane foam applications.

ICL-IP global business manager for polyurethane products Greg Symes said by expanding the production of Fyrol HF-5, the company is positioned to serve the changing needs of the upholstered furniture industry.

"This is an example of how ICL-IP's world-class research capabilities, our culture of engaging directly with customers and the flexibility of our manufacturing facilities combine to provide new and innovative products to the global marketplace," Symes added.

The company has also said that it is in the process of developing a flame retardant, which will replace TDCP in automotive and other transportation industry applications in 2013.

ICL-IP, which will discontinue the sale of TDCP for flexible polyurethane foam upholstered home furnishings applications from 1 January 2013, will stop the production of TDCP by the end of 2015.