Solar Module FPE Film blends with roofs in residential areas.

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Designed to meet consumer demand for solar modules that match home exteriors, Black FPE (fluorinated polyester) film consists of black PV backsheet that makes modules resemble skylights. Polyester core, finished with fluorinated layer, combines durability with optimized physical, optical, and electrical properties. Gloss surface promotes efficiency with its solar reflectance, and bond strength for all layers of laminate provides stability under damp heat and freeze-thaw conditions.

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DUNMORE Black FPE Product Answers Demand for Backsheets that Fade into Background

Film Provides Quality and Durability while Blending with Roofs in Residential Areas

Visit DUNMORE at Booth #5312 at Solar Power International

BRISTOL, Pa. -- Responding to consumer demand for solar modules that match home exteriors, DUNMORE has developed a black backsheet that blends into residential roofscapes while delivering top performance and durability.

DUNMORE Black FPE (fluorinated polyester) film is a PV backsheet consisting of a polyester core finished with a fluorinated layer that combines durability with high-performance physical, optical and electrical properties. With solar becoming a mass market, DUNMORE developed Black FPE to meet consumers' desire for solar modules to enhance aesthetics while providing an alternative energy source. The modules with Black FPE resemble skylights, improving the look of the home.

DUNMORE FPE products improve solar module efficiency by incorporating a high-gloss surface that increases solar reflectance. With superior bond strength for all layers of the laminate, DUNMORE FPE provides excellent stability under damp heat and freeze-thaw conditions for long-term durability.

"Every time we sit down with a customer, they ask us for a black backsheet," said DUNMORE Vice President John Jordon. "It sounds like a minor thing, but broader solar adoption depends on blending into a home or business' appearance. Customers are much more likely to invest in solar energy if it doesn't erode their property's value by changing its appearance."

DUNMORE will be displaying Black FPE at the Solar Power International show, Oct. 17-20 in Dallas, Texas.


DUNMORE Corporation is a global supplier of engineered coated and laminated films. DUNMORE offers film conversion services such as coating, metallizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. DUNMORE produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for the photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, aerospace, insulation, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE is privately held, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA VPP Star certified. For complete information on DUNMORE's products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE's website

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