August 20, 2009

DuPont expands solar material capacity

As the solar energy market continues to expand worldwide, chemical companies supplying the necessary materials are enjoying the rising wave of growth. DuPont said it expects overall sales of its photovoltaic materials products to exceed $1bn by 2012 and has announced today that its plan to increase its Tedlar polyvinyl flouride (PVF) production capacity.

The investment represents an increase of more than 50% for the company's monomer and resin capacity used in producing the Tedlar films, said DuPont. The films are used as backsheet component of photovoltaic modules.

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