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Israel Chemicals Ltd. , also known as ICL, is a multi-national manufacturing concern that develops, produces and markets fertilizers, metals and other special-purpose chemical products. ICL serves primarily three markets: agriculture, food and engineered materials. ICL produces approximately a third of the world’s bromine, and is the world’s sixth-largest potash producer, as well as the leading provider of pure phosphoric acid. It is a major manufacturer of specialty fertilizers and specialty phosphates, flame retardants and water treatment solutions. the Company is divided into three segments: ICL Fertilizers, ICL Industrial Products and ICL Performance Products. Its mining and manufacturing operations are located in Israel, Europe, the Americas and China. Wikipedia.


Israel Chemicals | Date: 2012-04-03

Chemical used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, oil drilling; chemical auxiliaries and additives for food production, chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; chemical preparations for the prevention and removal of deposits in pipes and apparatus; solid and liquid fertilizers, fire-extinguishing compositions and flame-protection preparations for wildfire protection; chemical flame retardants in plastic and other materials; tanning agents for use in the manufacture of leather; adhesives for industry; leather-softening and leather-hardening agents, unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; elemental bromine, organic and inorganic bromine based compounds; technical and food grade phosphoric acid and phosphate salts, magnesium and magnesia salts, potash. Pharmaceutical preparations, namely, anti-epileptics preparations, preparations for the treatment of lowering of cholesterol, anti-spasmolitic preparations, preparations for the treatment of gastric diseases, antacid preparations for stomach and intestines and non-active ingredients in pharmaceutical applications including buffers, excipients, and flow aids; veterinary and sanitary preparations, namely, preparations for destroying vermin, insecticides, nutritional additives for animal feed, cleaning preparations for sanitary purposes including formulations for use in household as well as industrial applications, in the food, janitorial, medical, and research fields, dry mix sanitizers; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, disinfectants, biocides, fungicides, herbicides, mineral supplement for pharmaceutical products.

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Kurita Water Industries Ltd. acquired Israel Chemicals Ltd.’s aluminum, paper and water products business for 250 million euros ($317 million) to complement its growth strategy. The Tokyo water-treatment company said today in a statement that the purchase of the APW business units includes German operations based in Ludwigshafen and Dusseldorf and additional sites in Europe and China. Combining Israel Chemicals’ water-solutions business with Kurita’s industrial technologies will help the company develop a more advanced platform to build a footprint in the global water-treatment products market, Kurita said. The sale allows Israel Chemicals to divest a non-core business to focus on the agriculture, food and engineered materials markets, ICL said.

The Asia pacific region is expected to dominate this market with its growing demand for hydrobromic acid in different applications, especially textiles, adhesives, pharmaceutical industry. The North American region is estimated to show a rising growth in next five years with allied industries expected to stabilize the overall business requirement. Browse through the TOC of hydrobromic acid market for an in-depth analysis of the industry trends and segments, with help of various tables and figures. Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. Investments and Expansion is a key factor for the market growth. The manufacturing companies, associations, and end-product manufacturers infuse high investments for future advancements and technology modifications of formic acid in order to match new demands from the various end-user industries. The Asia pacific region is largest, both in terms of volume and value, followed by North America. The key players in the global hydrobromic acid are Tata Chemicals (INDIA), Tosoh Corporation (Japan), Israel Chemicals (Israel), Jordan Bromine Company (Jordan), Tetra technologies (U.S.), Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Sanofi S.A. (France),  Hindustan Salts limited (India), Albemarle Corporation (U.S.), Chemtura (U.S.) and others. This report highlights the demand in the hydrobromic acid market, both in terms of value and volume. It depicts the current and future projections according to the parallel economic and industrial outlook. This analysis covers important developments, expansions, agreements, and mergers & acquisitions of the leading global companies. The current market value of the global hydrobromic acid market was valued at $480 million in 2014, and is estimated to reach $650 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 7%, from 2014 to 2019. The high demand across the industries, such as textiles, manufacturing, fibre, chemical & pharmaceuticals boosts growth in the hydrobromic acid market. The Asia-Pacific Phthalic Anhydride Market, along with its applications, has witnessed a strong growth in the past few years and this growth is estimated to be strong in the coming years. Phthalic anhydride is one of the basic organic chemical raw materials widely used in the plastics, paints & coatings, dyes, building & construction, pharmaceuticals, and rubber industries. Diversified applications of phthalic-based plasticizers in a broad spectrum of industries are among the major reasons behind the rapidly-growing demand for plasticizers in Asia-Pacific. However, the consumer shift towards sustainable products is impacting the demand for phthalic anhydride and its applications in various industries. MicroMarket Monitor produces exclusive market research reports, based on real-time data to provide better understanding of the dynamic market conditions of the Chemicals and Advanced Materials Industry. The reports offer in-depth and complete analysis of the regional and country level marketplaces. The research reports for Chemicals and Advanced Materials Industry are updated on quarterly basis and are easily available for purchase through annual subscriptions. MicroMarket Monitor identifies and attends to various unmet needs of different industrial verticals, which include value chain impact analysis. The company publishes about 12000 Market Research Reports on various Micro Markets across the world. The graphical nature and multidimensional analysis of these reports provide advanced Business Intelligence Tools to the clients in that particular target market.

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A two-storey high ladybird designed as a media center for children in a Dubai hospital has been made using DIAB structural core composite materials. The structure was designed and built by Affan Innovative Structures, who were asked to make a seamless double curved external shell complete with skylights and wing effects. Using DIAB core composites made it possible to build a second double curved internal shell finished in natural maple and integrating all necessary mechanical, electrical and a/c services. ‘A great advantage of composite materials is that they can be cast in a 3D form without any material straining, and with an excellent smooth outer surface,’ said Jacqueline Rufenacht, production manager structural composite at Affan. ‘Composites are a dream solution for architects and we are convinced that they will change the future of construction.’ [UPDATE: We note that 'ladybird' is an alternative term for Coccinellidae, also known as 'ladybugs'.] This story is reprinted from material from Affan Innovative Structures, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

Together with U.S. partner Poseidon Water, IDE has just completed the country's largest desalination plant, located on the Pacific coast in the city of Carlsbad. It will supply much needed drinking water for 300,000 households, alleviating the area's water shortage. Yet it may just be the first of eight more plants being planned for California, of which IDE is involved in three, said CEO Avshalom Felber. IDE's others are in Texas and Florida. "It's the start of a solution," Felber told Reuters. "And once you have a successful plant like this, it raises our profile in the United States." Desalination has emerged as a promising technology in the face of a record dry spell gripping California for several years, depleting its reservoirs and aquifers and raising the costs of importing water from elsewhere. Critics have cited ecological drawbacks, such as harm to marine life from intake pipes that suck water into the treatment systems and the concentrated brine discharge from the plants. Felber said the Carlsbad plant took measures to reduce the impact on the environment. IDE built a reverse osmosis system to purify seawater by pushing it under high pressure through a semi-permeable membrane - a sort of a microscopic strainer - that requires less energy and is friendlier to the environment than thermal-based systems. The plant did not need a new ocean intake pipe, using instead one belonging to a nearby power plant. The highly-salted by-product is spread back into the ocean in a number of places, and the effect will be monitored, Felber said. It will produce about 190 million liters (50 million gallons) a day, though residents will have to pay 2 or 3 percent more for their water, he said. Other IDE projects include the biggest desalination plants in India, China and Israel. And with an increasing strain on drinking water sources, Felber sees desalination playing a bigger role globally. "Demand is going up all the time," he said. "Together with systems for wastewater reuse, desalination is becoming more necessary." IDE is owned by Israeli conglomerate Delek Group and Israel Chemicals.

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