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Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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IGM announces global expansion in photoinitiator manufacturing

Friday, 2 August 2019

IGM announces global expansion in photoinitiator manufacturing with a new Greenfield site in China and further upgrading of the Mortara, Italy site.

IGM expands its photoinitiator production capacity in China and Italy. Quelle: i-picture – stock.adobe.com.

IGM expands its photoinitiator production capacity in China and Italy. Quelle: i-picture – stock.adobe.com.

Due to the growing demand of the global business and the drive to introduce innovative new products to the uv-radcure market, IGM announces it has commenced the development of a new photoinitiator production facility in Anqing, Anhui Province, China. The new site will be designed with a finished product capacity in excess of ten thousand metric tons and include 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 water-borne UV technology. Work on the site will begin in Q3 2019 and the first production scheduled by Q4 2020.

Expansion of production capacity in Italy

IGM further announces 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, Italy will ensure that IGM is able to address the increasing global demand for photoinitiator products and launch new products.

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