Bekaert Specialty Films a subsidiary of the Bekaert group and well known for its sputtering targets has entered the PV module backsheet lamination market with a new range of materials under its Solar Gard PV T series. Bekaert said that it has capacity to produce more than 4 million square meters per year (400MW) at its San Diego, U.S.A facility.
“Our products play an increasing role in the renewable energy market,” said Christophe Fremont, president of Bekaert Specialty Films. “As a leader in specialized industrial films, our entry into this sector raises the competitive bar and brings module manufacturers a choice of suppliers. Our commitment to environmental stewardship, which includes a published carbon footprint, accolades from the California Climate Action Registry and ISO 14001:2004 certification, makes us an ideal partner for manufacturers and assemblers of solar cells.”
Solar Gard PV backsheets are available in roll form that fits a wide range of crystalline silicon photovoltaic panel sizes and configurations and are being offered in two thicknesses for different electrical insulation performance.