At the 2019 SNEC solar conference today in Shanghai, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) announced they added a new brand to its flagship DuPont Tedlar and Solamet product lines, DuPont Fortasun solar silicones.
Built on decades of experience from Dow Corning, the new silicone-based product line features sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives that all deliver the exceptional performance and proven reliability customers expect from DuPont. These products have been used in photovoltaic (PV) applications for over 30 years, and now they are under a new brand name – Fortasun.
The durability offered by Fortasun includes delamination and corrosion protection. This helps preserve a level of performance that matches the expectations associated with investments in solar technology. Fortasun™ has lasting UV stability, high thermal conductivity formulations, strong adhesive bonds that help reduce failures due to moisture and it’s electrically insulating.
Products included under the Fortasun brand:
- Sealants and adhesives
Silicone sealants and adhesives outperform other technologies in frame sealing and junction box adhesion applications by providing protection from moisture, harsh temperatures, vibrations, as well as mechanical and thermal shock.
- Potting agents
Silicone potting agents possess unique properties and benefits that make them ideal for solar industry applications. They offer a unique combination of reliable performance and durability for photovoltaic junction box applications and beyond.
Silicone encapsulants protect solar components against corrosion and delamination, prolonging the life of a module while ensuring better power output and improved performance results in terms of increased power generation.
- Rail bonding
Silicone adhesives outperform typical PV tapes in rail bonding applications, offering exceptional adhesion to glass and PV substrates. This added structural strength and durability results in greater overall protection and weatherability.