Solutia opens new US photovoltaic laboratory

12 October 2010 14:14  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Solutia has opened a new photovoltaic laboratory centre at Springfield, Massachusetts, to support its business in the fast-growing solar energy market, the US specialty chemicals firm said on Tuesday.

The new laboratory comes in the wake of Solutia’s acquisition this year of Etimex Solar and planned expansions of its polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) encapsulant production.

"Demand for renewable energy is growing, and that drives the demand for innovative technologies and materials," said Aristotelis Karagiannis, vice president of technology, Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division.

"With our deep understanding of EVA and PVB technologies, a track record of rapid innovation and our new laboratory, we're in a unique position to develop and deliver high-value solutions for the solar module market," he added.

Solutia did not disclose how much it invested in the laboratory.

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