17 August 2010 15:49 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical plans to upgrade production of specialty films and increase global capacity to meet growing demand for such films used in photovoltaic (PV) modules, the US major said on Tuesday.
Dow made the announcement while introducing its ENLIGHT polyolefin encapsulant films, which it said could enhance efficiencies in PV module production and lead to lower conversion costs.
The specialty films will initially be produced at Dow’s plant in Findlay, Ohio, the company said.
“Dow continues to bring high-performance products to the solar energy market, and has made a multi-million dollar investment in photovoltaic encapsulants,” said Brij Sinha, global business development leader for Dow’s specialty films business.
“We are constantly innovating to help customers improve conversion efficiencies and extend the reliability and longevity of both rigid and flexible photovoltaic modules,” he added.
Dow said the films also offered greater module stability and improved electrical performance relative to traditional encapsulants, extending the service life of PV modules.
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