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About IGM

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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina manufacturing site

News

IGM Resins attended Chinacoat Exhibition 2017

06 Dec 2017

Nov. 2017 - The 22th Chinacoat exhibition held on Nov. 15-17th, 2017 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). IGM Resins well-designed booth receives visitors from all over the world, most of them from Asia Pacific region. Company management team put high priority to this most important annual event of coating industry. Edward Frindt, CEO of the Group, together with the management team communicates with customers in the booth. IGM resins cherish every valuable opportunity face-to-face talking and listening to customers. 

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Photoinitiator price increase general statement

05 Dec 2017

Waalwijk, the Netherlands, November 30th 2017, IGM Resins announced today that due to increased raw material costs and the increasing cost of environmental compliance at its operating plants the company is forced to raise the price of photoinitiator products globally.

The price of photoinitiators will increase between 5% and 10% and, in exceptional circumstances considerably more, dependent on product and grade.  Adjustments will be communicated to customers from December 1st 2017 and implemented as soon as contract terms permit.

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Applications

Graphic Arts

Graphic Arts

​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.

Adhesives & others

Adhesives & others

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.

Wood Coatings

Wood Coatings

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.

Plastic Coatings

Plastic Coatings

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.

Metal Coatings

Metal Coatings

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.

Electronics

Electronics

​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.