WAALWIJK, Netherlands - Due to the growing demand of its global business and the drive to introduce innovative new products to the market, IGM Resins has begun the development of a new photoinitiator production facility in Anqing, Anhui Province, China. The new site is designed with a finished product capacity in excess of 10,000 metric tons and includes backward integration into key starting materials. The site will also include a new pilot facility and flexible scale-up production capacity to facilitate the introduction of new photoinitiators developed in support of key market trends, including LED curing, low-migration and waterborne UV technology. Work on the site will begin in the third quarter of 2019, and production is scheduled to begin by the fourth quarter of 2020.

Further increasing its global presence, and to ensure optimal customer satisfaction, IGM also announced two major capacity expansion projects at its Mortara, Italy, photoinitiator production site that will increase the site’s capacity by 25%.

The new photoinitiator production facility in Anqing, in addition to IGM’s existing site in Haimen, and the capacity expansion in Mortara will ensure that IGM is able to address the increasing global demand for high-quality photoinitiator products and successfully produce and launch new products. IGM is committed to maintaining the consistently high-quality products for which it is known. Through these global expansion activities, the company will ensure that IGM is able to provide uninterrupted deliveries.

IGM Resins specializes in the development, manufacture and supply of products and technical services to the global UV coatings and inks market. The company develops, produces and distributes a full range of radiation-curable materials including photoinitiators, acrylate oligomers and monomers, and additives from manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States.