Hot Melt Adhesive/Sealant allows immediate solar module handling.

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Based on modified silane polymers, Terostat® MS 500(TM) is designed for use in fully automated framing of crystalline solar modules. It achieves instant handling strength and provides primerless adhesion to glass, metal, and plastics as well as long-term resistance to challenging weather conditions. Flexible over temperatures from -20 to +100°C, UV- and damp heat-resistant adhesive can compensate for differing rates of thermal expansion between substrates.

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New Henkel Hot Melt Adhesive/Sealant Allows Immediate Handling of Solar Modules

High-Strength Frame Bonding for Crystalline Solar Modules

Rocky Hill, Conn. ... For fully-automated framing of crystalline solar modules, Henkel Corporation has introduced Terostat® MS 500(TM), a high strength hot melt adhesive that offers high initial tack for immediate handling.

The patented technology of Terostat® MS 500(TM) is based on modified silane polymers and provides very high initial bond strength immediately after assembly, making the adhesive outstandingly well suited for fully automated framing of crystalline modules. Unlike conventional sealing systems, Terostat® MS 500(TM) achieves instant handling strength, eliminating waiting time and accelerating throughput rates, which results in substantial cost savings.

Terostat® MS 500(TM) is extremely easy to handle, especially when compared to conventional adhesive tapes that require additional processing steps like changing reels and disposing of release paper. The hot melt adhesive provides outstanding primerless adhesion to glass, metal and plastics, and excellent long-term resistance to challenging weather conditions.

Terostat® MS 500(TM) is highly flexible over a range of temperatures from-20º to 100ºC. UV and damp heat resistant, this adhesive easily compensates for differing rates of thermal expansion between substrates.

For more information on Henkel products for solar cell production, call 1-800-562-8483 or visit A copy of the company's brochure on solar products, Solutions for the Photovoltaic Industry, is available online at or by calling 1-888-427-3676 or emailing 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.

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