Igcar and Austral enter in optical brighteners market

07 Febreroeb 2019

Austral Chemicals announce the expansion of its current distribution agreement with Igcar Chemicals, going from the exclusive distribution in the leather sector to the paper, home care and paint industries.

Since 2007 Austral Chemicals has been commercialized Igcar’s chemicals for the leather industry in Chile. This new agreement focuses on optical brighteners (OBA) known worldwide under the Neucoblanc® brand. These solutions are used in tissue paper, cardboard and offset paper as well as for the formulation of liquid and powder detergents, and finally for waterborne paints.

Thus Igcar consolidate its strategy of entering the South American market after its 30 years of experience assisting the paper industry in Europe, North Africa and recently in Mexico and Peru. Igcar sells its optical brighteners solutions in the leading Eurpean companies. Recently Igcar entered into detergency and paints with successful results in Europe, North Africa and Latin America.

Austral is very proud to collaborate with a Spanish company with 45 years of history and whose distinctive value is to develop customized solutions for its clients. Igcar provide with its R&D and application team new solutions to customers together with Austral.

This specialties portfolio allows Austral to expand in 3 strategic industries in Chile. The latest optical brighteners will allow to develop new liquid detergents and offer better quality products to final consumers.


About Igcar

 Igcar Chemicals is an industrial company founded in Barcelona in 1974 with an international vocation that provides and develops specific and differentiated chemical solutions in the field of auxiliaries and optical brighteners for the textile, paper, leather, construction and home & personal care industries. Igcar produces in Spain and Mexico and sells its products in more than 30 countries around the world.


About Austral

Created in 1942, Austral Chemicals is a leader in Chile in the development, production and commercialization of silicates as well as for the formulation of hygiene, cleaning and metal surface treatment solutions. Moreover, it is a partner of choice in the distribution of innovative chemical solutions and related services. Their chemical experts serve various markets such as mining, oil & gas, leather, wood, pulp & paper, coatings, food, plastics, packaging, metal, construction or home care. The company safely provides solutions that makes their industrial customers more successful and the future more sustainable.