The new site will be designed with a finished product capacity in excess of 10,000 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.
Further increasing its global presence, to ensure optimal customer satisfaction, IGM also announced two major capacity expansion projects at its Mortara, Italy photoinitiator production site that will increase the site’s capacity by 25 percent.
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 high quality photoinitiator products and successfully produce and launch new products, the company said.