Technology Wanted:
ATO Alternative as Flame Retardant Synergist

Status: Completed Dec-31-15
Award: $3,500 referral fee for each accepted lead.
An accepted lead is one where ICL asks the technology owner in your proposal for a solicited proposal or formal offer related to the Scouting Lead, or ICL indicates to IdeaConnection that the Scouting Lead is Acceptable.

ICL Innovation Ltd. is seeking a cost effective synergist as an alternative to Antimony Trioxide (ATO) to deliver halogen in the gas phase from plastic composites during combustion.

As the field of flame retardants (FR) evolves, so does the need for better and more cost effective synergists. ATO has served for years as the major synergist for halogen based FRs. Current fluctuations in price, and the ongoing need for innovation dictate the need to develop alternatives. As a leading FR producer, with particular strength in halogen based FRs, ICL Innovation Ltd. seeks to replace ATO with an equally effective, yet price effective material.

  • Cost effective
  • Sustainable
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Availability
  • Similar to Antimony Trioxide in its influence on physical/mechanical properties of the plastic

ICL Innovation Ltd. Offers:
  • Full funding for selected technologies
  • Analytical laboratories, pilot facilities and high level R&D teams based on IMI TAMI­ – ICL's research and development institute
  • A business unit within ICL Industrial Products as an industrial commercialization partner.

IP Collaboration:
  • Funded research
  • Exclusive IP licensing
  • Joint development.

The proposal would need to clearly describe the technical concept (chemical approach, structure if IP protected) and proof of concept results, if available. Information on ICL's current product line can be found in the ICL-IP Flame Retardants web page.

As a technology incubator, ICL Innovation Ltd. is looking only for innovative technologies that may be further developed and commercialized through a business unit in ICL.