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COVID-19 IMPACT ON SUPPLY

UPDATE - COVID-19 IMPACT ON SUPPLY


April 29th, 2020

IGM Resins activity is returning to normal. The Covid-19 status will continue to be reviewed in the light of the evolving situation. Any further changes will be communicated. 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE April 20th, 2020

Over the past week manufacturing of photoinitiators and energy curable resins at IGM’s plants in Europe, China and the United States has continued without interruption.  The outlook for the coming weeks remains stable.  Demand patterns are variable with noticeable slowdown in some sectors off-set by increased demand in others.  IGM remains able to supply normal, forecast, and contracted volumes to its customer base globally.

IGM remains available for focused technical interactions to support current and future product development needs.  We encourage customers to reach out to their responsible account manager with any technical or commercial queries – we are here to help.    

COVID-19 UPDATE April 15th, 2020

As the situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop daily, at IGM Resins we are doing everything we can to ensure that we keep all our team members safe, while continuing to manufacture and deliver high quality products to our customers in radiation curing markets.

Over the past week manufacturing of photoinitiators and energy curable resins continued to operate at close to normal levels with only minimal impact from locally imposed restrictions.  The supply of raw materials for our operations remains stable.  

IGM remains available for focused technical interactions to support current and future product development needs.

COVID-19 UPDATE April 6th, 2020

Manufacturing of photoinitiators and energy curable resins continued to operate at close to normal levels over the previous week with only minimal impact from the effect of some plant employees self-isolating as recommended by local governments.  Supply of raw materials is being closely monitored and currently stable.  

Demand patterns are varying across market segments and customers are requested to advise their account managers of any changes in product forecasts to assist IGM in ensuring ongoing reliable supply.

IGM remains available for focused technical interactions to support current and future product development needs.

COVID-19 UPDATE March 30th, 2020

As the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect daily lives, business and world markets we want to take this opportunity to provide a short update from IGM Resins.  Many of our team members are now working effectively from their homes as we follow the advice of governments and focus on ensuring the safety and health of all our employees.  

Our factories remain operational with Haimen China responding to increased demand for photoinitiators for sensitive and food packaging applications, Mortara Italy working on a reduced schedule in line with the safety mandates of local government, and Charlotte USA operating to plan on production of energy curable resins.  

In these uncertain times, we kindly request that if our customers anticipate any changes to their demand patterns, or if you have any queries or concerns, then please let your account management contact know so that we can keep working together as smoothly as possible.

COVID-19 UPDATE March 23rd, 2020

MORTARA ITALY PHOTOINITIATOR PRODUCTION TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING MARCH 21st ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITALY TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS  

On Saturday March 21st, 2020 the Italian Prime Minster Giuseppe Conte announced that all Italian businesses must close until April 3, with the exception of those essential to maintaining the country's supply chain, in the latest effort to halt the coronavirus epidemic.  As the details of the associated decree have become clear, we can confirm to our customers that the production of photoinitiators at IGM’s Mortara facility is not affected by this latest move.  

The Mortara facility has adopted working practices to ensure the health and safety of all employees and the site is, as a minimum, strictly following government guidelines and recommendations for a safe work environment.  Our priority is, and will continue to be, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone working at an IGM facility, globally.

We continue to actively monitor the ongoing situation and give our assurance to our customers of our commitment and capability to continue to deliver the products vital to your business. 

COVID-19 UPDATE March 16th, 2020

Situation in Mortara related to the COVID-19 has not changed. We hereby (re)confirm;

  • IGM’s Mortara, Italy Photoinitiator production site remains operational, there are no recorded infections. Production is therefore only limitedly impacted due to increased safety standards and reduced staff per shift. We do not currently foresee any changes to the normal allocation of the key Mortara produced Photoinitiators to regular customers.
  • The Italian government authorities and IGM’s suppliers and transporters have (re)confirmed that all the business and production activities can continue including the movement of raw materials, finished goods, waste disposals and commuting of staff.

We reconfirm IGM 's China production and Charlotte production are also unaffected.

COVID-19 UPDATE March 12th, 2020

To address concerns raised by the Italian measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 we hereby confirm;

  • IGM’s Mortara, Italy Photoinitiator production site remains operational, there are no recorded infections. Production is therefore only limitedly impacted due to increased safety standards and reduced staff per shift. We do not currently foresee any changes to the normal allocation of the key Mortara produced Photoinitiators to regular customers.
  • The Italian government authorities and IGM’s suppliers and transporters have (re)confirmed that all the business and production activities can continue including the movement of raw materials, finished goods, waste disposals and commuting of staff.

COVID-19 UPDATE March 9th, 2020

To address concerns raised by the news this weekend regarding the Italian measures to contain the spread of COVID-19;

  • The northern-Italian government authorities and IGM’s suppliers and transporters have confirmed that all the business and production activities can continue including the movement of raw materials, finished goods, waste disposals and commuting of staff.
  • IGM’s Mortara, Italy Photoinitiator production is limitedly impacted, due to increased safety standards and reduced staff per shift.  We do not currently foresee any changes to the normal allocation of the key Mortara produced Photoinitiators to regular customers.

COVID-19 UPDATE March 2nd, 2020

  • The safety and health of our global employees is of the highest concern and priority of the IGM Executive team.
  • IGM’s China operations resume production of Photoinitiators and outbound logistics, both sea-freight and air-freight, are operating as normal.  
  • IGM’s Mortara Photoinitiator production is unaffected by the Coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy with production continuing as normal.      

COVID-19 UPDATE February 17th, 2022

  • The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) containment strategy by the Chinese Government continues with at least 21 provinces, municipalities and regions imposing further restrictions on enterprises returning to work.
  • Many specialty chemical producers in China remain closed including IGM’s Haimen Photoinitiator production facility. Local Government has notified IGM Haimen of a February 21st restart date and we are planning based on the current information which is subject to change by the authorities.
  • Logistics disruption is likely to delay the transport of goods with few cargo flights operating between Europe/USA and China and ports log-jammed with container boxes.
  • Disruption in the supply chain is highly likely to occur as local stocks of Photoinitiators deplete and replenishment from China is delayed.
  • IGM Haimen holds inventory built up prior to the planned shut down for Chinese New Year and we have the ability to recover lost production time if permitted to restart the operation as noted above.
  • Regional stocks of Photoinitiators produced in China vary and customers will be advised by their local account manager of imminent disruptions in supply.
  • Production of Photoinitiators at IGM’s Mortara, Italy production facility has been increased to support those customers contracted with IGM. No immediate disruption in Mortara operations is foreseen.
  • We will continue to keep our customer base updated as the situation develops over the coming weeks.
  • Photomer UV Acrylates production in Charlotte and Taiwan are largely unaffected.
  • The safety and health of our team in China, and all those affected, is of the highest concern and priority of the IGM Executive team.
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