The photovoltaics division of Heraeus Materials Technology has completed construction on its new Singapore facility, which will produce the company’s silver metallization paste for use in crystalline solar cells. The site will also house the unit’s R&D, sales and technical service operations, all of which began operation in June. The R&D lab was the facility’s most recent completion, having been finalized in July. It plans to have qualification samples ready for customers in the coming weeks. The site’s official opening ceremony will be held in November.
“This new site was built primarily to expand production capacity into the Asian market, as well as to create our third leg of our global R&D footprint,” said Andy London, VP of Heraeus Materials Technology in West Conshohocken. “In the last three years the industry has moved to Asia and we want to remain dynamic and responsive to these industry changes.”