Dow opens photovoltaics application lab in Shanghai, China

Dow opens photovoltaics application lab in Shanghai, China

9:22 AM, 6th November 2012
Dow opens photovoltaics application lab in Shanghai, China

MIDLAND, US: The Dow Chemical Company has opened a photovoltaics films application laboratory in Shanghai, China to help customers in the Asia-Pacific region improve how they harness the power of the sun with ENLIGHT polyolefin films technologies and solutions. Dow has commercialized polyolefin-based encapsulant films and launched the back encapsulant composite films that are enabling photovoltaic panel manufacturers to make efficient, long-lasting and innovative products for the global market.

The newly opened photovoltaics films applications laboratory is located within the Shanghai Dow Centre. A sampling of the lab’s capabilities includes - lamination of films for testing in PV modules, accelerated weather testing, electrical resistance testing, moisture testing, haze/gloss measurements for films, glass adhesion testing.

Dow is focused on delivering sustainable solutions to help address many of the world’s most crucial challenges, including the need for clean energy, and continues to invest in products and manufacturing capabilities to help PV manufacturers improve efficiency and lower their total system costs.

“We want to support this growth with a strong, local applications laboratory that can meet current and future needs of customers who are designing and making photovoltaic panels. We think our products are especially valuable to those who want to take advantage of some of the newest technology on the market,” said Tom Burns, Global R&D Director, Dow.

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