04/14/2011, Rocky Hill, Conn.

 

Rapid Cure Silicones Virtually Eliminate Work-in-Process

 

 

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Name Denise Lavoie
  Adhesive Technologies – Industrial North America
Phone +1 860-571-5128
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Fast-Fixturing Bonding and Potting Products Speed Solar Junction Box Fabrication

To speed solar panel assembly and eliminate the need for racked parts, Henkel Corporation has introduced new fast-fixturing silicone adhesives and potting compounds for use on PV junction box assemblies.  Developing fixture strength in just 2 to 3 minutes and handling strength in less than 20 minutes, UL 94-listed Loctite® silicones are highly elastic, flexible products that provide long-term reliability and durability on glass, metal and plastic substrates across a broad range of temperatures and weather conditions.

Henkel products include structural adhesives, elastomers, thermally and/or electrically conductive materials, die attach adhesives, encapsulants, sealants, molding compounds and cleaners.  These products are specifically designed for:
• silicon wafer production including ingot bonding and wafer cleaning; concentrator module production including solar cell bonding, housing assembly, and glass/PMMA lens bonding and sealing; 
• crystalline and thinfilm module production including junction box potting/fixturing/bonding/sealing, module framing/mounting, and electrically conductive bonding;
• frameless thinfilm module production including frameless sealing and module mounting; and
• building integrated photovoltaic  with flexible modules including laminating on plastic or metal panels, laminating on flexible roofing membranes, weather/UV protection, and junction box potting and bonding.

Henkel products for solar production are offered under the Loctite®, P3®, Teroson®, Multicore®, Hysol®, Macromelt®, Purmelt® and Liofol® brands.

For more information on Henkel products for solar cell production, call 1-800-562-8483 or visit www.henkelna.com/solar.  A copy of the company’s brochure on solar products, Solutions for the Photovoltaic Industry, is available online at www.henkelna.com/solar or by calling 1-888-427-3676 or emailing literature@loctite.com and requesting LT-6101.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.