IGM Resins


8 January 2019


Key industry stakeholders, including BCH, IGM, Miwon and RAHN, announce the formation of the Photoinitiators Platform – the PIP -  a global industry association dedicated to serve the common interests of manufacturers, suppliers, formulators and end-users of photoinitiators.

The primary purpose of the Association will be to represent the industry in discussions with governments, agencies and other stakeholders in the framework of regulation and policy-making affecting photoinitiators worldwide. Examples include:

  • European REACh and other, third-country, chemical registration regimes
  • Regulations and initiatives affecting materials for sensitive applications
  • Tariffs

The Association will carry out or commission scientific research where required.

The initial focus of the Association will be to develop and strengthen a network and form relations primarily with institutions, regulatory agencies and other strategic partners and stakeholders worldwide, as well as support the safe use of UV curing in general, and of photoinitiators in particular.

PIP will communicate and exchange information with the broader ultraviolet (UV) curing community and with customers and brand owners, in preference through their respective representative bodies.

The Association is actively expanding its membership base and is open to all stakeholders in the supply chain, with Associate Membership being reserved for downstream users.

The Association has elected Michael Kiehnel of BCH, located in Germany, as Chair, and Stephen Postle of IGM, who is based in the USA, as Vice-Chair.

To join, or to seek further information about the PIP, please contact:

pip@wsp.com or Claire Schonbach on +44 20 7337 2425.


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