Solvay develops two fluorinated polymers for the solar industry

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014

With the introduction of new fluorinated resins for photovoltaic (PV) applications, Solvay is trying to access new markets for its fluorochemicals, which could possibly help revive the fluorspar market, especially in Asia.

Solvay Specialty Polymers, a business unit of Belgian chemicals producer Solvay SA, has developed new partially fluorinated polymers for photovoltaic (PV) applications in the solar power industry.

The products, called Halar ECTFE and Solef PVDF, have strong mechanical properties and are heat, chemical and fire resistant, the company said.


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