Solar panels heating up demand for DuPont's Tedlar-brand film

08/30/2010

Increased demand from the solar energy market has led DuPont Co. to start production on a second line making fluoropolymer resins in Fayetteville, N.C.

Polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) resin made on the new line will be used in production of DuPont’s Tedlar-brand PVF film, officials with Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont said in an Aug. 25 news release. Tedlar has been in increased demand as a component of photovoltaic backsheets, which provide long-term durability and performance for solar modules, officials added.

“Starting up this new line of polymer resin production … is a critical step necessary for us to meet the overwhelming...
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