WAALWIJK, The Netherlands — IGM Resins recently commented on concerns raised in Europe, North America, South America, and Japan, related to recent finding of higher concentrations of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in several sources of the production of 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-1-phenyl-propane (CAS NO. 7473-98-5).

The company stated, “IGM Resins hereby confirms that Omnirad™ 1173, produced in Mortara (Italy), owing to its specific and advanced manufacturing process, does not contain any detectable levels of PCBs. As the only European production location of photoinitiators, IGM Resins guarantees the highest standards when it comes to Safety, Health and Environment. The Omnirad™ 1173 that will be produced in 2022 at IGM’s brand new flagship production site in Anqing (China) will likewise be free of detectable levels of PCB.”

IGM Resins further stated that the company “is fully committed to optimize production processes where needed and, in close collaboration with our raw material suppliers, eliminate unintendedly created substances, such as PCBs, from all of IGM’s products by the end of 2021.”

Wilfrid Gambade, CEO at IGM Resins, said, “As the reliable and responsible business partner driving the UV industry, our commitment is to provide the market with sustainable solutions for generations to come.”

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