Rapid Cure Silicones Virtually Eliminate Work-in-Process
Rocky Hill, Conn. - To speed solar panel assembly and eliminate the need for racked parts, Henkel Corporation has introduced new fast-fixturing silicone adhesives and potting compounds for use on PV junction box assemblies. Developing fixture strength in just 2 to 3 minutes and handling strength in less than 20 minutes, UL 94-listed Loctite® silicones are highly elastic, flexible products that provide long-term reliability and durability on glass, metal and plastic substrates across a broad range of temperatures and weather conditions.
Henkel products include structural adhesives, elastomers, thermally and/or electrically conductive materials, die attach adhesives, encapsulants, sealants, molding compounds and cleaners. These products are specifically designed for: silicon wafer production including ingot bonding and wafer cleaning; concentrator module production including solar cell bonding, housing assembly, and glass/PMMA lens bonding and sealing; crystalline and thinfilm module production including junction box potting/fixturing/bonding/sealing, module framing/mounting, and electrically conductive bonding; frameless thinfilm module production including frameless sealing and module mounting; and building integrated photovoltaic with flexible modules including laminating on plastic or metal panels, laminating on flexible roofing membranes, weather/UV protection, and junction box potting and bonding.
Henkel products for solar production are offered under the Loctite®, P3®, Teroson®, Multicore®, Hysol®, Macromelt®, Purmelt® and Liofol® brands.
For more information on Henkel products for solar cell production, call 1-800-562-8483 or visit www.henkelna.com/solar. A copy of the company's brochure on solar products, Solutions for the Photovoltaic Industry, is available online at www.henkelna.com/solar or by calling 1-888-427-3676 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting LT-6101.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.
Paula Zakrzewski Shepard
One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT 06237