Chivacure® and R-gen®


Photoinitiators for UV curing systems are in high demand due to the growth in popularity of UV formulations. TPO is one of the most well-known products offered. Chitec's wide range of products are well positioned to meet the needs of the UK market through Lawrence Industries, their UK sales and distribution partner. Fast curing speeds are possible under excitation by both optical and UV lamps. Free radical and cation generating photoinitiators are available. Typical applications include 3D printing, solder masks, UV cured inks and various high-performance coatings.


    • Free radical photoinitiators and cationic photoinitiators are available.

    • Curing possible under both optical and UV wavelength lamps.

    • Oligomeric photoinitiators are available for non-migration.

    • TPO is the most well-known product but there are many others available upon request.

    • Liquid and powder products available.


    • Fast curing speeds under a wide range of wavelengths - flexible to your system.

    • Soluble in a wide range of monomers.

    • Non-yellowing and non-migration options available.

    • Odourless grades are possible.

    • High transparency of the end product.

Typical Applications

    • UV-cured inks - flexographic, gravure and ink jet.

    • 3D printing resins.

    • Solder Masks.

    • Ultrathin coatings.

    • Various coating systems - protective over metal, scratch resistant etc.

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

Chitec Coating Additives

An introduction to the breadth of products offered by Chitec for the coatings formulator. These include photoinitiators, UV absorbers and light stabilisers. Products suitable for waterborne and 100% systems with a variety of tangible benefits.

Chitec Coating Additives Brochure /




A Novel Liquid Photoinitiator for Black Systems- RadTech 2018

A presentation from Rad Tech 2018 on the new R-gen® 990 from Chitec, as an alternative to PI-369.

A Novel Liquid Photoinitiator for Black Systems- RadTech 2018 Presentation /