IGM Confirms Photoinitiator PCB Levels


In a recent press release, global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins confirmed that its Omnirad 1173 does not contain any detectable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Produced in Mortara, Italy, the photoinitiator was previously questioned by markets in Europe, North America, South America and Japan after having discovered higher concentrations of PCBs in several sources of the production of 2-Hydroxy-2-methyl-1 - phenyl-propane (CAS NO. 7473-98-5).

“As the only European production location of photoinitiators, IGM Resins guarantees the highest standards when it comes to Safety, Health and Environment,” the company wrote.

In 2022, IGM plans to produce Omnirad 1173 at the company’s brand new flagship production site in Anqing, China, which is reported to be free of detectable levels of PCB.

Aligned with its purpose and as part of the new Go, Grow, Green strategy, IGM Resins is fully committed to optimize production processes where needed and, in close collaboration with our raw material suppliers, eliminate unintendedly created substances, such as PCBs, from all of IGM’s products by the end of 2021. 

“As the reliable and responsible business partner driving the UV industry, our commitment is to provide the market with sustainable solutions to guarantee the future of our industry,” said Wilfrid Gambade, CEO at IGM Resins.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Health & Safety; Health and safety; IGM Resins; Latin America; North America; Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); Resins; Z-Continents

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