I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSCHEMENTATOR + Show More BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILESOLIDS PROCESSINGENGINEERING PRACTICEENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEREQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUS
Focus on Valves
    A new motorized control valve for the semiconductor…
NEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment Business & Economics

DuPont expands production of Solamet paste

By Gerald Ondrey |

To meet the needs of the fast-growing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy market, DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) today announced that it will expand production of its Solamet thick-film metallization pastes at its Electronic Materials DuPont Dongguan Ltd. (EMDD) facility in China. The company will more than double manufacturing capacity of Solamet pastes as part of its overall strategy to more than triple its sales to the PV industry. DuPont expects that its sales into photovoltaics within the next five years will be over $1 billion — up from about $300 million today. DuPont anticipates that the PV market will grow by more than 30% in each of the next several years, driving demand for existing and new materials that are more cost effective. “The PV industry is in the midst of a substantial surge globally, and demand for solar as a renewable energy source will continue to increase,” says Timothy P. McCann, vice president and general manager, DuPont Electronic Technologies. “We are expanding Solamet production to support increased demand. Through future development, we will accelerate our ability to deliver innovations that will further drive down PV system costs and improve the lifetime and performance…
Related Content

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Metering gas in biogas plants
Wet process analyzer for FPD and solar cell manufacturing for semi-conductors
Fluidized bed drying and cooling for temperature-sensitive polymers and plastics
CoriolisMaster: The SmartSensor solution
The Big 6 flowmeter technologies: Where to use them and why

View More