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Dow Opens Commercial-Scale Manufacturing of Encapsulant Films for PV Panels

FINDLAY, OH | As of December 14, the Dow Chemical Co. has begun commercial-scale manufacturing of ENLIGHT Polyolefin Encapsulant Films for use in photovoltaic solar panel modules at its state-of-the-art production line in Findlay, OH. Dow offers two developmental grades of ENLIGHT Polyolefin Encapsulant Films, and also is developing customer-specific formulations. These films are said to provide greater module stability and improved electrical performance versus traditional encapsulants, such as EVA-based products. The new encapsulant films are suitable for C-Si and thin-film modules.

This latest encapsulant joins the ENLIGHT family of encapsulants, metallization, imaging, cleaning and texturizing materials sold to the photovoltaic market worldwide. These include ADCOTE Solvent-Based Adhesives, MOR-FREE Solventless Adhesives and ENLIGHT Liquid Encapsulants for flexible modules.

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