Sika at PV SEC 2012
The Photovoltaic and Solar Industry is driven by cost reduction and long term performance increase to master the market challenges. Therefore efficient manufacturing processes and new approaches are required for savings in material and resources, higher outputs, new designs and secured long term performance. With the newest developments of innovative adhesive, sealant and potting solutions Sika responds to these requirements. On the 27th EU PV SEC in Frankfurt, Germany, Sika is presenting and demonstrating these powerful solutions.
The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition serves as platform for the exchange of new trends and developments in the photovoltaic sector. As leading supplier of adhesives and sealants Sika will present its comprehensive product range and newest innovations for efficient solar module manufacturing at booth F15 in hall 3.0. The wold innovation Sikasil® AS‐ 780 for backrail bonding will be showcased with life‐demonstration at the Sika booth throughout the exhibition.
Durable and process optimised bonding of backrails or other mounting systems With the new innovation of Sikasil® AS‐780, Sika is introducing a new generation of two component Silicone technology for process integrated backrail bonding. The Sikasil® AS‐780 combines the exceptional long term performance of a structural Silicone used in the façade industry with the process ability of a high tack and high green‐strength adhesive. The initial green strength and strength development is much higher than existing Silicone technologies. This unique product makes it now feasible to bond the mounting devices and handle the assembled parts within the standard production lines and cycles without the need for any large buffer zones or pre‐fixation devices. Furthermore the appearing tolerances between modules and mounting device can easily be compensated by the paste like adhesive and the applied bead geometry. At the same time the Sikasil® AS‐780 meets the requirements of the most severe structural glazing standard for façades, the EOTA ETAG 002. This standard is concluded with the expectations of a lifetime of at least 25 years on the tested system. This means the bond will last for decades under harsh environmental outdoor conditions with UV, rain and heat as well as under loads from wind and snow with the corresponding joint geometry. The innovative Sikasil® AS‐780 enables the PV module and system providers to move forward with the desired cost and material savings in fixation solutions with a secured long term performance and simplified process integration.Download