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.
IGM Resins has promoted Frans de Wind to Business Director EMEA and added him to IGM’s Executive Management team, reporting to CEO Edward Frindt. Previously Mr. de Wind served as Commercial Manager EMEA.
Frans’ goals are to continue to build value in the European market through IGM’s comprehensive and innovative product lines and dedicated services approach; and to further optimize and develop systems, processes and procedures to enable the company’s European team to more efficiently serve customers. His responsibilities include direct management of the European Sales and Technical Service teams as well as Supply Chain and Compliance in the EMEA region.Read more
Waalwijk, the Netherlands, February 26, 2018, IGM Resins announced today that due to increased raw material, energy and environmental compliance costs, the company is forced to raise the price of acrylate products globally.
The price of IGM’s acrylate products will increase between 5% and 10% and, in exceptional circumstances considerably more, dependent on product and grade. Adjustments will be communicated to customers with immediate effect and implemented as soon as contract terms permit.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.