Ferro Corporation commences production at Chinese PV plant

Ferro Corporation has announced that its expanded Suzhou facility Electronic Material Systems (EMS) 16,500-square-meter business unit has begun production. According to Ferro, the plant has room for f…

Ferro Corporation has announced that its expanded Suzhou facility Electronic Material Systems (EMS) 16,500-square-meter business unit has begun production. According to Ferro, the plant has room for future expansion to manufacture silver pastes, surface technology products, multilayer materials, electronic glass, and precious metal powders. The Suzhou facility, which also includes an applications laboratory, can support regional development as well as application technology engineers to assist customers in their product development efforts. According to EMS general manager for advanced materials, Jeffrey Edel, Asia is now the largest source of solar cells in the world, and has three of the top five producers located in the region. Ferro Electronic Material Systems has locations in US, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and Singapore as well as Suzhou, and produces surface finishing materials for LCD, hard disk and ophthalmic polishing; CMP slurries for semiconductors and advanced integrated circuits; metal pastes and powders for solar energy applications, advanced packaging and thick film conductors; and dielectrics used in multilayer ceramic capacitors.