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Momentive Expands Family of Silicones for Solar Industry Applications

Published on 2011-02-28. Author : SpecialChem

ALBANY, N.Y. -- As part of an extensive portfolio of specialty silicones for the rapidly growing solar industry, Momentive Performance Materials has introduced a one-component silicone, TSE3822. The new specialty product is an excellent candidate to consider for the frame sealing of polycrystalline modules.

Recently showcased at SNEC 2011 International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in China, TSE3822 can typically provide strong yet primer-less adhesion to a wide range of photovoltaic substrates, including aluminum, plastics and glass. Other specialty products in Momentive Performance Materials' portfolio for solar applications are typically used for frame sealing, junction box potting and bonding and PV module encapsulation, as well as CPV technology.

"Momentive Performance Materials is a global supplier to the solar industry, with deep applications knowledge and strong working relationships with customers," said Robert Benson, Global Marketing Director, Eco-Energy, Momentive Performance Materials. "We will continue to leverage our global capabilities to provide customers with creative solutions that can help increase module efficiency and extend the life of solar panels, while potentially lowering production costs."

Other Momentive Performance Materials products featured at SNEC 2011 included:
  • TSE3661 - a two-component, room temperature, fast cure potting compound developed to address adhesion to many of the new plastics used in junction box manufacture today
  • E3852 - a one-component, neutral cure, tin-free adhesive that may be considered for junction box bonding and frame sealing where premium performance is required
  • RTV230 - a two-component, room temperature, very fast curing adhesive sealant that may be considered for junction box attach and frame seal applications where very fast room temperature cure is desired

About Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70+ year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The Company delivers science-based solutions, by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC.

About the New Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (collectively, the "new Momentive"). The new Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. The new Momentive was formed in 2010 through the combination of entities owned by Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. The company is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Source: Momentive

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