ICL-Industrial Products Announces TexFRon(TM), a Next-Generation Sustainable Flame Retardant Product Line for the Textile Industry

BEER SHEVA, Israel, November 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP) today announced the launch of TexFRon(TM) product line, next-generation flame retardants developed to provide a sustainable textile fire safety solution. The TexFRon(TM) product line's efficiency reduces the textile end-product chemical footprint.

TexFRon(TM) products are water-based dispersions designed to meet stringent flame retardant requirements for a broad range of fabric finishes. Pre-launch field testing has confirmed that TexFRon(TM) product line is sustainable and durable, even after many washing cycles.

    The TexFRon(TM) series includes four separate products:

    - TexFRon 9025 and TexFRon 9020: flame retardancy solutions for
      soak-and-wash-durable FR coating and back-coating formulations.

    - TexFRon P and TexFRon P+: flame retardancy solutions based on
      acrylic co-polymer emulsions with chemically-bound bromine. Designed to
      enable textile formulators and finishers to produce FR cotton,
      polyester and cotton/polyester fabrics durable up to 50 laundry cycles.

ICL-IP Industrial Products is one of ICL's (TASE: ICL) three operating segments. It produces bromine, magnesia and chlorine from Dead Sea brines, and manufactures and markets a range of compounds, including a large variety of flame retardants, bromides for industry, agriculture and water treatment products, as well as a range of magnesia products, phosphorous and chlorine-based products for numerous uses.

    For more information about ICL-IP's TexFRon(TM) products please
    contact:

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SOURCE ICL Industrial Products

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