ANQING, China — IGM Resins announced that on Nov. 23, 2020, 13 months after the formal groundbreaking ceremony, the first batch of photoinitiators was successfully produced at IGM Technology & Development Co. Ltd. in Anqing, China.

This milestone is an important achievement for IGM’s Anqing project and is part of an investment to deliver a 133,333-square-meter high-tech production facility for photoinitiators in the Anqing High-tech Industry Development Zone, to be fully commissioned throughout 2021.

“With Anqing, IGM is delivering on its promise to the market to ensure a reliable, sustainable photoinitiator supply to meet the future growth of the UV curing industry,” said Wilson Gu, Executive Vice President Photoinitiators (& ASIA) at IGM Resins. “With state-of-the-art technology, continued focus on innovations and with an annual production capacity of 12,000 metric tons, IGM will strengthen its position as global market leader in photoinitiators.”

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