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Solvay Exhibits Comprehensive PV Material Portfolios at SNEC 2014

published: 2014-05-20 17:30

At SNEC 2014, Solvay Specialty Polymers will highlight its comprehensive portfolio of high-performance polymers for the solar power industry with two new film grades of Halar® ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE) resin, which features a unique patented UV blocking technology that was purpose-designed for PV front sheet applications capable of meeting the industry’s 25-years’ service life requirement.

An advanced PV front sheet film from Amcor Flexibles developed in collaboration with Solvay using new Halar® ECTFE UV blocking technology, shows excellent long-term weatherability, dielectric strength and flame retardant characteristics (LOI >52), which makes it ideally suitable also for the growing segment of residential photovoltaic applications.

“The photovoltaic market is booming on the installation and module assembly as well as the manufacturing sides, and particularly so in China,” explains Philippe-Jacques Leng, Global Market Manager, Films, for Solvay Specialty Polymers. “We believe this is a highly sustainable market that requires specially designed materials to meet the PV industry’s high-performance needs, and with our broad product portfolio we are firmly positioned as a strategic supplier to our customers in this important segment.”

Other products in the company’s portfolio for PV products possess features include rigidity, chemical and abrasion resistance, etc. Solvay Specialty Polymers will exhibit its diversified product portfolio for the solar energy industry at SNEC 2014, Hall W4, Booth 113-115.

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