Geared up for SNEC 2018 in Shanghai: Heraeus Photovoltaics expands expertise beyond paste

published: 2018-05-09 16:38 | editor: | category: News

Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading technology solution provider for the renewable energy industry, will present an expanded portfolio of solar cell technologies and solutions at the 2018 SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference (Booth W3-510), taking place May 28-30 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

The company’s new strategic focus represents a significant expansion to support the PV industry value chain. The long-time world leader in silver metallization paste, Heraeus Photovoltaics will unveil an expanded portfolio of silver metallization pastes, products and technical services to help PV customers succeed in the fast-moving solar and renewable energy markets. Andreas Liebheit, President of Heraeus Photovoltaics, stated: “We are expanding our expertise beyond paste. Our goal is to give customers a strong platform of integrated technologies, products and experts to help them get the most out of cell performance and their production processes.”

The company’s expanded focus at SNEC 2018 is a continuation of its holistic approach that began last year. Significant investments in staffing, product development and new services were made to provide more comprehensive support to customers. While severalcustomers achieved world records in PERC efficiency with Heraeus pastes during the past 18 months, Liebheit noted that the company is not content to rest on its laurels, adding, “We believe we can bring our reputation of excellence, expertise and innovation further across the PV value chain.”

At SNEC 2018, Heraeus will showcase its new and integrated approach to supporting the growing needs of customers. At the center of the portfolio remains its acclaimed product family of silver metallization pastes. Six new additions will be announced at SNEC 2018, including Black Silicon, PERC metallization package, stack passivation, double/dual-print packages, N-type cells and a low-temperature paste.

As part of its expanded commitment to the PV value chain, Heraeus will also feature several production process products and services to give customers a complete solution package. These include:

  • HeraGlaze, a high-purity, high-density barrier coating that enhances crucible performance in multi-crystalline silicon solar wafer production;
  • Solarayinfrared radiation heating lamps that use high quality quartz tube and heating material to provide smoother and more stable optimization of sintering process for the solar cell, allowing customers to achieve greater efficiency;
  • An electrically conductive adhesive that has <50% silver content, providing proven reliability, fast curing and the ability to be screen printed;
  • the company’s new Cell Optimization Service, which partners with world-class research institutions to provide customers with a complete solar cell analysis, simulation and process optimization

Heraeus Photovoltaics will offer several informational presentations during SNEC 2018. From May 28-30, Heraeus technical experts will speak daily on important topics, including:

  • SOL9651:Heraeus New Generation of Metallization Paste
  • Advanced solar cell analysis service for cell production line optimization
  • Next generation cell interconnections for PV modules
  • How to improve ingot quality

Heraeus Photovoltaics will also feature a schedule of events and activities at its exhibition booth during the conference. Timo Boll, one of the world’s most popular table tennis champions will be at the Heraeus Booth on May 29 to meet fans for photos, autographs and a chance to play a few volleys with the world champion. Additionally, the popular Solar Super Heroes will return for an encore live performance.

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About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.


About Heraeus

A globally leading technology group, Heraeus is headquartered in Hanau, Germany. Founded in 1851, it is a family-owned portfolio company which traces its roots back to a pharmacy opened by the family in 1660. Today, Heraeus combines businesses in the environmental, energy, electronics, health, mobility and industrial applications sectors.

In the 2017 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues of €21.8 billion. With approximately 13.000 employees in 40 countries, the FORTUNE Global 500-listed company holds a leading position in its global markets. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany.

With technical expertise, a commitment to excellence, a focus on innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, we are constantly striving to improve our performance. We create high-quality solutions for our clients and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining unique material expertise with leadership in technology.

Media Contacts

Kevin Chen

Corporate Communications Manager

Heraeus Greater China Regional Headquarters

Heraeus (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Phone:      + 86 21 3357 5261

Fax:         + 86 21 3357 5230



Fezan Sayed

Head of Strategy & Sales - Americas

Heraeus Photovoltaics

Phone: +1 (610) 825-6050 x291



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