DuPont: first photovoltaic product launches

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) has announced the launch of its new DuPont PV5200 Series photovoltaic (PV) encapsulant sheets, based on polyvinyl butyral (PVB) polymer technology. The new PVB she…

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) has announced the launch of its new DuPont PV5200 Series photovoltaic (PV) encapsulant sheets, based on polyvinyl butyral (PVB) polymer technology. The new PVB sheets offer, other than physical and processing performance levels proven in laminated glass manufacturing, additional features designed to meet the needs of thin-film solar power generation. The DuPont PV5200 Series encapsulants are the first in a series of products to optimize encapsulants for faster, more efficient module production and longer service life. DuPont also announced the launch of several other PV sheet technologies in 2009. “Unlike single-product suppliers, DuPont has an industry-leading range of clear, tough, adhesive materials that can be used in solar module manufacturing, including technologies adapted from related industries such as food packaging, roofing and building panel lamination”, said Steve Cluff, business director, DuPont Photovoltaic Encapsulants.