Air Products, DuPont sign a-Si gases deal in China

Air Products has signed a contract to supply liquid bulk and specialty gases, distribution equipment, and engineering services for DuPont Apollo’s amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV facility in Shenzhen, China.


October 14, 2009 –  Air Products has signed a contract to supply liquid bulk and specialty gases, distribution equipment, and engineering services for DuPont Apollo’s amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV facility in Shenzhen, China. The deal covers a range of gases including nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, oxygen and specialty gases such as silane, as well as phosphine mixtures and other dopant gases.

DuPont is building a new research center in Hong Kong and the manufacturing facility in Shenzhen to support a-Si thin-film PV production. “We believe our expertise and complete turnkey offerings will enable a fast ramp to meet DuPont’s growth plans,” said Corning Painter, VP/GM of Air Products’ global electronics division, in a statement.

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