DuPont has developed two key products for a-Si modules and CIGS photovoltaic applications; and additional Kapton technologies are in development.
(October 15, 2010) — DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials announced the commercial availability of DuPont Kapton polyimide films engineered for thin film and flexible photovoltaic substrates. DuPont has developed two key products for Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) modules and Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) photovoltaic applications; and additional Kapton technologies are in development to further increase the efficiency and lifetime of photovoltaic modules, reduce overall system costs and help the industry reach grid parity faster.
The new products include:
- DuPont Kapton PV9101polymide film for ease of manufacturing and robust mechanical performance;
- DuPont Kapton PV9102 polyimide film for ease of manufacturing and increased productivity; and,
- DuPont Kapton PV9103 polyimide film, which will be available later this year.
DuPont Kapton polyimide films provide roll-to-roll processing capability, low moisture uptake and high moisture release characteristics, excellent electrical properties and increased voltage endurance, and ceramic-filled versions to increase corona resistance and thermal conductivity.
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