Due to the continued rapid growth of the photovoltaics industry, DuPont has said that it will more than double the production of its ‘Tedlar’ films, which are used in backsheet applications. DuPont anticipates that the PV market will grow by more than 50 percent per annum over the next few years and expects its sales in the sector could exceed $1 billion within the next five years.
“The photovoltaic industry is in the midst of a substantial surge globally, and the demand for solar energy continues to increase,” said Cynthia C. Green, Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Fluoroproducts. “This project underscores our commitment to sustainability and providing products that deliver clean, renewable energy for people around the world. Increasing capacity is a priority for our business and today’s announcement builds on our capacity expansions in Tedlar polymer in 2007 and the introduction of the new Tedlar 2100 Series film products for photovoltaic modules.”
Actual production sites and timescales have yet to be revealed but are expected later this year, the company said.