ICL to Increase Production of Polymeric Flame Retardant at West Virginia Facility

ARDSLEY, New York, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

ICL Industrial Products ( ICL-IP ) today announced that it is expanding production of Fyrol® HF-5 polymeric flame retardant at its Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia plant to meet growing market demand.  Fyrol® HF-5, a proven flame retardant designed for flexible polyurethane foam applications, is an innovative product that was designed originally to meet the exacting sustainability and chemical use standards of international furniture makers. Effective January 1, 2013, ICL- IP will discontinue the sale of TDCP for flexible polyurethane foam upholstered home furnishings applications, including chairs, sofas, and nursery products.  

"By expanding the production of Fyrol® HF-5, ICL-IP is positioned to serve the changing needs of the upholstered furniture industry," said Greg Symes, ICL-IP global business manager for polyurethane products.  "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," he said.  Symes also noted that by expanding production of Fyrol® HF-5, the company bolsters its manufacturing position in West Virginia.

ICL-IP also announced that it is well into the development process of a flame retardant to replace TDCP in automotive and other transportation industry applications in 2013. The company will cease all production of TDCP by the end of 2015. This schedule will allow customers in transport-related segments adequate time to qualify the TDCP replacement through the Production Part Approval Process system.   

ICL-IP is a global leader in the production of flame retardants and a variety of bromine compounds for the electronics, construction and automobile industries and clear brine fluids to the oil and gas drilling industry. All ICL-IP products undergo rigorous testing at company facilities and laboratories to assure both their effectiveness and compliance with all applicable regulations.

ICL is one of the world's leading fertilizer and specialty chemical companies.  It transforms basic minerals into value-added products including compound potash and phosphate fertilizers, food grade phosphoric acid, elemental bromine and magnesium.  ICL's Industrial Products segment is a leading global manufacturer of flame retardants and a major player in specialty chemical markets.  

ICL-IP's commitment to Sustainable development and social responsibility is shaped by its strict interpretation of the chemical industry's principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Responsible Care. ICL-IP's CSR initiatives are aimed at protecting the safety, health and security of its employees; assuring full compliance with all environmental regulations and standards; reducing the environmental impact of its operations; preparing for emergencies; managing products throughout the product life cycle; and conducting business in a transparent and accountable manner.

Fleisher Communications and Public Relations    
Amiram Fleisher

SOURCE ICL Industrial Products

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