ICL to add U.S. flame retardant capacity

Published: November 14, 2012 6:00 am ET

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ARDSLEY, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 11:20 a.m. ET) — ICL Industrial Products said Nov. 12 that it is expanding production of Fyrol HF-5 polymeric flame retardant at its Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., plant to meet growing market demand.

Fyrol HF-5 is a flame retardant designed for flexible polyurethane foam applications, and ICL-IP describes it as “an innovative product that was designed originally to meet the exacting sustainability and chemical use standards of international furniture makers.”

Starting Jan. 1, 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, in the company’s announcement.

Symes said ICL-IP’s research capabilities, its culture of engaging with customers and the flexibility of its manufacturing facilities “combine to provide new and innovative products to the global marketplace.”

Symes also noted that the expansion bolsters ICL-IP’s manufacturing position in West Virginia.

ICL-IP also announced that it developing a flame retardant to replace TDCP in automotive and other transport applications in 2013.

The company will stop 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.


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