Application support

​IGM Resins can quickly supply technical service to our customers from application centers in North America, Asia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. We help customers use our products to maximize the performance of their coatings formulations, and can also advise on issues experienced on their customers’ coating lines.

Our technical team members have deep knowledge of the photoinitiators and resins (acrylates, cycloaliphatic epoxides, etc.) used in energy curing coatings as well as broad experience in application and curing. IGM offers unique technical support in analysis of migratable species from cured films and advice on low migration technology, including starting point formulations.

Application Performance Testing

IGM provides performance testing of UV / EB raw materials, inks and coatings including:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Adhesion
  • Cracking
  • Film thickness
  • Gloss
  • Hardness
  • Impact resistance
  • Misting (Tack-o-scope)
  • Shrinkage
  • Surface tension
  • Yellowing

IGM’s French-based Head Application Center conducts a wide range of ISO, ASTM and DIN tests. It is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and offers support to our global customers. Equipment includes:

  • Fusion and IST UV curing units with variable power, lamps and speed
  • 3-roll mill
  • Controlled atmosphere rooms
  • Accelerated weathering equipment
  • Salt spray cabinet
  • Viscometers
  • Karl Fischer

Integration and Flexibility

Our technical team’s recommended solution often requires custom blending of IGM materials, chemical synthesis to tailor our products to your requirements, or development of new products for your application. This is a cornerstone of IGM’s approach to serving the energy curing industry, and technical personnel in our application and development centers collaborate seamlessly to produce results.

Contact

Our knowledgeable sales team will help you select the right product for your formulation—or guide you to our technical team for customization.