Linde Gases encouraging its customers to “go green” with on-site generated fluorine

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In an effort to continue environmental conservation efforts, Linde Gases has announced to its customers the opportunity to diminish their CO2 emissions by a quarter of a million tons this year by switching to on-site generated fluorine (F2) from the more traditional nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).

“Fluorine offers the rare combination of sustainable solar module production and profitability by removing any risk of unabated emissions, reducing non-productive cleaning time and improving throughput,” said Ian Travis, global product manager fluorine for Linde Gases division.

According to Linde, interest in the on-site F2 is growing throughout the electronics industry with LG Display in Korea, benefitting from the parallels between thin-film solar and TFT-LCD display manufacturing, boosting its on-site F2 capacity by 20% in 2009. As a direct result, Linde is investing more into its Inju plant F2 manufacturing infrastructure.

Last year also marked the first time that Linde’s on-site F2 was effectively tested on all major thin-film PV OEM platforms. Malibu and Masdar PV were some of the first companies to announce and implement the on-site F2 as their cleaning gas of choice for the manufacturing of large-scale PV modules.

According to Linde, the on-site F2 is most suitable for locations where import and distributions networks for distinct electronic materials are not as mature as in other regions.

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