ANQING, China — The official groundbreaking ceremony for IGM Resins' new greenfield site in Anqing, Anhui Province in China took place on Oct 23. The new facility will reinforce IGM’s commitment to UV/EB technology and will ensure that the company is able to address the increasing global demand for high-quality photoinitiator products and successfully produce and launch new products. The site will be designed with a finished product capacity in excess of ten thousand metric tons and include backward integration into key starting materials. It 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. First production is scheduled by the fourth quarter of 2020.

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.