Due to the growing demand of its global business and the drive to introduce innovative new products to the UV/radiation curing market, IGM Resins recently announced that it has commenced the development of a new state-of-the-art photoinitiator production facility in Anqing, Anhui Province, China. The new site will be designed with a finished product capacity in excess of 10,000 metric tons and include backward integration into key starting materials.

According to IGM, 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; first production is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

IGM also announced two capacity expansion projects at its Mortara, Italy, photoinitiator production site that will increase the site’s capacity by 25%. According to IGM, the new photoinitiator production facility in Anqing, in addition to the company’s existing site in Haimen and the capacity expansion in Mortara, will ensure that it is able to address the increasing global demand for high-quality photoinitiator products and successfully produce and launch new products.

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