By Liz White, UT staffBeer-Sheva, Israel-Two new flame-retardant systems for rigid polyurethane foams have been launched by ICL Industrial Product. ICL says the materials-SaFRon 6603 and SaFRon 6605- provide "efficient flame retardancy and performance at low addition levels." Israeli company ICL also says the materials, both based on brominated products, a chlorinated phosphate and proprietary additives, offer protection in a cost-effective way. The products' efficiency is the result of an "optimal combination of aliphatic and aromatic bromine," ICL said in a statement on the new ingredients. According to ICL, both products can efficiently replace brominated polyols presently used. SaFRon 6603 has been formulated to meet existing standards of the European market, while SaFRon 6605 will meet both US and European market standards, the developer said.SaFRon 6000 materials-which already include SaFRon 6601 and SaFRon 6602-offers "the best solution for rigid polyurethane applications in accordance with the German class B2 according to DIN 4102, part 1, as well as the French M1 class according to NF P 92-501," ICL said. ICL Industrial Products-one of ICL Group's four operating segments-makes bromine, magnesia and chlorine from Dead Sea brines. The unit offers a range of bromine compounds, including flame retardants, bromides for industry, agriculture and water treatment, as well as a range of magnesia products and chlorine-based products for numerous uses, ICL said. "