3M Expands Scotchshield Manufacturing

3M announced completion of expanded manufacturing capacity for 3M Scotchshield Film, a solar film used in the manufacturing of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules. Built in response to accelerating customer demand, the expansion, located in Singapore, is dedicated solely to manufacturing Scotchshield.

“3M draws upon decades of experience producing similar materials for other industries and applies this heritage to our line of renewable energy products,” said Scott Norquist, manager of Energy Generation for the 3M Renewable Energy Division. “This manufacturing expansion confirms 3M’s commitment to providing tried and true technologies for renewable energy and demonstrates our ability to swiftly respond to the shifting marketplace and customer demands.”
 
3M’s Renewable Energy Division is composed of two key business units: Energy Generation and Energy Management. These focus areas encompass new and existing technologies for solar and wind energy, geothermal and biofuel products that all draw upon 3M’s deep background in cost-saving advanced materials technologies, the company said.

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