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Dow Expands Silicone-Based Products for Photovoltaic Assembly

Dow expanded its silicone sealant products to offer photovoltaic module assembly materials, furthering movement toward renewable energy, say officials. The new Dowsil PV product line with six silicone-based sealants and adhesives solutions can be used for frame sealing, rail bonding, junction box bonding and potting, and building integrated photovoltaics installation materials.

Why the expansion?

The transition to carbon neutrality and the desire for new and local energy sources to ensure reliable supply are creating a demand surge for high-performing, affordable, and renewable energy solutions throughout the supply chain. As the market for PV module assembly evolves to meet the rising demand for integrated building and infrastructure solar solutions as well as large-scale solar power plants, the launch of the Dowsil PV product line will provide customers with solutions.

What Dow says

“As needs in the building and infrastructure industries evolve, our solutions must evolve with them,” says Jean-Paul Hautekeer, global strategic market director for building and infrastructure solutions at Dow. “Our Dowsil PV product line will allow us to deliver innovative, next-generation, silicone materials that support our customers’ needs while helping to advance a more sustainable world.”

With multiple global production sites and backward integrated supply chains close to customer manufacturing sites, Dow is positioned to offer solutions locally to the growing market.

“There are many benefits to using these technologies,” says Hautekeer. “In addition to being both locally sourced and high performing, these products are meeting customers’ needs for sustainability and innovation. Silicones are critical materials in the PV assembly and we are continuously working on more innovations within this product category, such as backsheet cracking repair solutions and solar cell encapsulation through silicone technology.”

Aligned with Dow’s commitment to its 2025 sustainability goal of delivering climate innovations, the new solutions from the Dowsil PV product line aim to create a more sustainable world. Dow will continue to offer solutions for power electronics applications, inverter encapsulants, and the polyolefin elastomer Engage PV Encapsulant product line. 

Full offering of Dow’s entire portfolio for PV assembly