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DuPont Introduces New Kapton®Films for Flexible and Thin Film Photovoltaic Applications

Published on 2010-10-26. Author : SpecialChem

DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials recently announced the commercial availability of DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films engineered for thin film and flexible photovoltaic (PV) substrates.

DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films are part of a broad and growing portfolio of products represented by DuPont

"With a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature and other demanding environments, DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films have set the standard in high performance, reliability and durability," said Robert Schmidt, new business development manager, Photovoltaics - DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials. "They have made innovative design solutions possible in a range of industries over the last 40 years, including aerospace, automotive and industrial applications. We are continuing to put science to work to increase efficiency and performance for the flexible and thin film PV industry."

Considered the material of choice in applications involving temperature extremes and harsh environments, Kapton® polyimide films have set the standard for long-term reliability and high-performance substrate technologies with their superior durability, flexibility and temperature tolerance - making them ideal for use in today's high growth flexible and thin film PV markets.

The new products include:
  • DuPont™ Kapton® PV9101 polyimide film for ease of manufacturing and robust mechanical performance
  • DuPont™ Kapton® PV9102 polyimide film for ease of manufacturing and increased productivity
  • DuPont™ Kapton® PV9103 polyimide film, which will be available later this year, for maximum productivity

About DuPont

Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 80 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

Source: DuPont

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