The Photoinitiators Platform is an industry group dedicated to serve the common interests of manufacturers, suppliers and end-users of photoinitiators.
Key industry stakeholders, including BCH, IGM, Miwon and RAHN, came together to form the Photoinitiators Platform – the PIP – a global industry group dedicated to serving the common interests of manufacturers, suppliers, formulators and end-users of photoinitiators. Members now include: Schmid Rhyner, Canon, hubergroup, Jiurichem, UV-Chemkeys, Allnex, Domino, Arkema, and Siegwerk. The primary purpose of the association is to represent the industry in discussions with governments, agencies and other stakeholders in the framework of regulation and policy-making affecting Photoinitiators worldwide.
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.
- European REACH and other, third-country, chemical registration regimes
- Regulations and initiatives affecting materials for sensitive applications
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 the European Institutions and Regulatory Agencies and other strategic partners and stakeholders, argue the case for continued use of photoinitiators, as well as promote safe use of these substances. The PIP is keen to collaborate with other associations in the photoinitiators industry.
It is intended to communicate and exchange information with the broader ultraviolet (UV) community and with end-users, in preference through their respective representative bodies.
The Association has elected Michael Kiehnel of BCH, located in Germany, as Chair, and Martine van der Ent of IGM, who is based in Germany, as Vice-Chair.