IGM Resins commenced supply of raw materials to the European Ink and Coatings industry in the late nineties. Since that time the IGM product portfolio has developed significantly in response to the technical demands from our customers.
Today, IGM is recognized globally as a specialist in the development, manufacturing and supply of products and technical services to the global UV Ink & Coating industry.
Waalwijk, the Netherlands — 6 June 2017 — IGM Resins is pleased to announce that Bart Oude Vrielink has joined IGM Resins as Global Finance Director. Bart reports to IGM Resins’ acting CFO Dr. Carsten Koblin and directly manages the regional controllers in EMEA, North America, Asia and South America.Read more
The 2018 REACH deadline is approaching. As a conscientious supplier IGM understands the need of our customers to plan their business activities post REACH.
We are pleased to confirm that IGM has been working on the registration of our portfolio of products over the last year. The registration process for the majority of our portfolio via consortia activities by direct registration and by joint submission are progressing and will be completed against the registration deadlines. Where assigned, the REACH registration numbers have been added to the product SDS. As further registrations are completed the relevant SDS’s will be updated, available on our website and supplied to customers.
In the case that a product will not be supported through REACH, please be assured that customers will be informed of product withdrawal from the IGM portfolio in a timely manner.
Please note there are substances supplied by IGM that are exempt from registration.Read more
The graphic arts sector combines the printing and packaging industry and represents a variety of printing processes. An industry people get in touch with every day: a trip to the local supermarket offering a variety of food packages, advertisement materials on your door step, reading a glossy magazine at the doctors office or opening your milk carton in the morning.
Energy curable technology adoption is gaining momentum in the adhesives market for enhanced packaging designs, laminating, pressure sensitive applications, acrylic fingernails and cosmetics, bandages, and orthopedic and other medical devices.
A wide variety of wood applications are being finished with a UV topcoat, sealer or filler such as parquet flooring, prefinishing flooring, furniture, doors, panels or MDF particle board. Wood products account for approximately one-third of all UV / EB coatings volume. A continuously growing market, particularly for furniture manufacturing in Asia and pre-finished wood flooring in North America.
UV / EB coatings are ideal for heat-sensitive plastic substrates and offer performance improvements such as scratch and stain resistance to all types of plastics. The market is showing a high growth potential with application possibilities in consumer electronics such as mobile phones, television, computers, audio players, magnetic media, and Blue-ray / DVD players as well as vinyl flooring and vinyl tiles.
UV / EB coatings are used to provide corrosion protection, abrasion resistance and decorative appearance to metals such as aluminum, cold rolled steel, brass, magnesium, and nickel, but still have a minimal footprint in the UV / EB market mainly for well established coating applications. For new emerging markets such as refinishing automotive, housing for electronic devices., UV / EB is considered to be a feasible and valuable alternative to the existing coating technologies.
UV / EB coatings are used in manufacturing a wide variety of electronic components, including optical fibers, printed circuit boards, photo-resists, electrical conductor wire and LCD panels. The market has a high projected growth rate, particularly for energy curing coatings of next generation replacements for optical fibers and in the production of LCD panels.