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Elkem Silicones solar solutions

Photovoltaic panels must be efficient and long lasting, with lifespans of 20 years or more and with the ability to resist extreme weather conditions. To meet these market requirements, solar modules must be assembled with high quality components to ensure proper functioning and protection of vital components. Elkem Silicones provides cost-effective products that ensure electrical integrity (adhesives, electrical insulation, fire resistance) as well as electronic performance (sealing, bonding, and potting of parts).

Elkem Silicones products cover all needs in the photovoltaic market:

  • CAF® for frame sealing of thermal solar modules and photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) panels, thus protecting equipment from extreme temperature fluctuations (up to 100°C between hot and cold) and weather conditions (wind, rain, snow, moisture and mechanical stress)

  • CAF® adhesives for bonding PV junction boxes, the exit points of electrical power that must be insulated against moisture infiltration and be resistant in case of fire

  • Bluesil®RTV-2 (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) and Bluesil® gels for PV junction box potting, an essential element to ensure longevity

  • Bluesil® optically transparent silicone RTV-2 for molding CPV Fresnel lenses, enabling a wide light spectrum to come into contact with cells, while ensuring outstanding UV stability and anti-corrosion protection, enhancing efficiency and preserving long-term performance.

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PhotovoltaicA photovoltaic panel.Photovoltaic and Concentrated Photovoltaic Panels must be productive, long lasting and resist extreme weather conditions.Photovoltaichttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Photovoltaic-applications.aspx
Potting & EncapsulationA printed circuit board.Electronics are increasingly present in our lives, from transport to handheld digital devices, via smart lighting systems and electrical grids.Potting & Encapsulationhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/potting-and-encapsulation.aspx
Sealing, Bonding & Industrial AssemblyPicture of a white industrial robotic arm in a top end technological factory.​Industrial Sealing and Bonding Applications.Sealing, Bonding & Industrial Assemblyhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/sealing-bonding-and-industrial-assembly.aspx

 

 

 

 

Bluesil silicone brand logo.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Our_Brands/Pages/Bluesil.aspx
Caf silicone brand logohttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Our_Brands/Pages/CAF.aspx

 

 

 

 

Silicones for Electronics PottingA computer circuit being inducted of silicone potting layer.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/company/Research_And_Development/Pages/Silicones-for-Electronics-Potting.aspxSilicones for Electronics PottingPower electronics devices using IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) operate at up to 200°C, that only new high temperature silicone-based potting materials can resist.