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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…
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