H.B. Fuller has been awarded Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 746C QOQW2 Polymeric Adhesive Systems Electrical Equipment-Component for its back-rail polymeric bond adhesive used in the production of solar panels. The company’s PV-RH75 is a patent pending adhesive that is formulated to attach back-rails to solar modules.
“As our solar customers continue to move toward higher performance, faster processing materials for back rail bonding applications, H.B. Fuller focused on developing innovative products that reduce manufacturing costs and meet performance requirements of the final product,” said Ralph Velazquez, business development manager advanced materials for H.B. Fuller. “This product addresses solar customers' design needs and meets the applicable requirements as a UL Recognized Component.”
H.B. Fuller comments that it manufactured this adhesive specifically to meet the need of high temperature performance and lean manufacturing customers that need to affix back-rails to their solar modules. Apart from receiving UL certification, the material also passed performance and long-term durability tests to achieve IEC 61646 standards.