Momentive Performance Materials Inc. featured a portfolio of products that can help enable long durability and cost-effective manufacturing for solar module assembly at the Solar Power International Show in Las Vegas, NV.
SilTRUST* SP100 adhesive is the latest in Momentive’s growing family of high-performance products for solar applications. These include frame sealing solutions, junction box and back sheet sealing materials, junction box potting, PV module encapsulants, and sealing materials for thin film technology, CPV technology and rail bonding. SilTRUST SP100 adhesive was developed as a one-component condensation cure silicone rubber for sealing.
This adhesive cures at room temperature to form an elastic, flame retardant rubber and adheres to various types of materials such as metal, plastics, glass and ceramics, without the use of primers. It has excellent storage stability, stable properties after high temperature & humidity (85C/85%RH) and heat age. The low cost silicone grade comes with a complete UL listing including flame retardency, dielectric properties and certification for indoor and outdoor adhesion to glass, aluminum, mPPE from -35CF – >110C to allow PV module manufacturers to quickly adopt this new grade. White, gray and black version SilTrust SP100 adhesive pastes are available.
“Momentive is a global leader in providing material solutions for solar module assembly,” said Clarissa Miller, Global Program Manager – Industrial RTV’s. “Each year solar module installation continues to grow. In order to keep up with the pace of capacity increases, Momentive has worked closely with module manufacturing facilities to develop a new grade to meet the demanding requirements for extended outdoor use, electric insulation and flame retardency.”
Momentive has been a provider of advanced materials to the solar industry for more than a decade, with more than ten product grades targeted toward solar applications. Momentive materials are used for encapsulation for photovoltaic modules, thermally conductive adhesives and potting, junction box potting and sealing, and solar panel and frame sealing.With dedicated solar industry sales and marketing teams worldwide, as well as local application development centers in China, Japan, Germany and the United States, Momentive also works closely with manufacturers to create custom grades that help them meet their specific design and performance challenges.