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Conductive Adhesive targets CIGS solar modules.

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August 15, 2012 - Intended for stringing and bussing CIGS solar modules, CA-100 offers optimal thermal cycling and damp heat stability on molybdenum tin, tin-silver, and silver-plated ribbons. High Tg is suitable for manufacturing semi-rigid glass backed modules and is not designed for flexible modules using reel-to-reel manufacturing. When partially cured for 60-90 sec, adhesive provides enough green strength to withstand induced stresses until cure is completed during encapsulant lamination.

Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC

132 Johnson Dr., Delaware, OH, 43015, USA

Original Press Release

Engineered Conductive Materials Launches Fast Curing High Tg Conductive Adhesive CA-100 for Ribbon Stringing CIGS Solar Modules

Press release date: August 1, 2012

DELAWARE, OH - Engineered Conductive Materials, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for photovoltaic applications, introduces its new fast curing Conductive Adhesive CA-100 for stringing and bussing next-generation CIGS solar modules. This material formulation is optimized for excellent conductivity and stability on molybdenum and other substrates used in thin-film manufacturing.

CA-100 is designed for thermal cycling and damp heat stability on molybdenum and other substrates used in the CIGS manufacturing process. The high Tg of CA-100 is suitable for manufacturing semi-rigid glass backed modules and is not designed for flexible modules utilizing reel-to-reel manufacturing. The material can be partially cured for 60 to 90 seconds, providing enough "green strength" to withstand induced stresses from the manufacturing process until the adhesive cure is completed during the encapsulant lamination process. CA-100 has optimized rheology for dispensing, excellent damp heat resistance and conductivity stability on molybdenum, tin, tin-silver and silver-plated ribbons.

CA-100 is the latest addition to Engineered Conductive Material's full line of conductive stringer attach adhesives, conductive adhesives for back contact crystalline silicon, thin-film and via fill applications, as well as conductive grid inks for photovoltaic applications.

For more information about the CA-100 Conductive Adhesive or to learn how Engineered Conductive Materials can define, develop and create an engineered material solution that is right for your company, visit www.conductives.com.

About Engineered Conductive Materials
Engineered Conductive Materials (ECM) is a product line of Engineered Materials Systems, Inc. (EMS). ECM's technology focus is electronic circuit fabrication that compliments EMS's circuit assembly product line. The company creates continual improvements that will guide its customers into the future. For more information, visit www.conductives.com.

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