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

The association will represent the industry in discussions with governments, agencies and other stakeholders in the framework of regulation and policy-making affecting photoinitiators worldwide.

The association will carry out or commission scientific research, though the initial focus 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 UV curing community and with customers and brand owners.

The association is actively expanding its membership base and is open to all stakeholders in the supply chain. Michael Kiehnel of BCH, located in Germany, was elected as Chair, and Stephen Postle of IGM, based in the U.S., as Vice-Chair.