Dunmore advised of its newly added capacity for the manufacturing of solar backsheets, which incorporate DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions’ Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film. The added capacity aims to give manufacturers a larger supply so that they can increase their production and diminish material inventory fluctuations across the industry.
The two companies started their partnership with Dunmore’s FastCert program, which endeavors to move products to market more efficiently by allowing solar module manufacturers to have their modules quickly certified by independent testing agencies such as Underwriter Laboratories.
“DuPont is pleased to continue and strengthen our collaboration with Dunmore and help them better meet their customers' increasing demand for proven, high-performance protective backsheets,” said Maria Boulden, global sales manager for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. “We have invested almost US$300 million in expanding capacity for Tedlar to support the growth in the solar industry, and it's most rewarding to see the results as Dunmore is able to ramp up supply.”