In a continuing effort to support the growth of the Asian marketplace, Ferro Corporation increased its capability in its Suzhou, China, and Taipei, Taiwan, PV centers. The company’s Suzhou center increase stems from the demands of the solar cell manufacturers in China. The new Advanced Technology Center in Taiwan will reach completion by the end of this year and will be furnished with solar cell printing and firing equipment, lending both this new center and the Suzhou center better capability for the building of prototype solar cells.
“These labs will provide for rapid product customization to meet evolving customer requirements,” said Steve Florio, CTO, Electronic Color and Glass Materials Group.
In addition, Ferro Electronoic Material will house a solar materials laboratory in Singapore at a Center for Excellence, whose focal point will be on new product development in Southeast Asia. The new facility will be located in Singapore’s Science Park and perform basic research and development activities.