Saint-Gobain Launches Solarbond Readyframe at Intersolar Europe 2012
Custom Tape-in-Frame Solution Helps Module Makers Reduce Costs and Enhance Efficiency.
Chaineux, Belgium (18 April, 2012) – To help module manufacturers remain competitive on today’s highly volatile solar market, Saint-Gobain Solar will launch its SolarBond® ReadyFrame solution for cost-effective module framing at the Intersolar Europe 2012 in Munich, Germany, 13-15 June 2012 (Booth # A5.380).
SolarBond® ReadyFrame is a custom tape-in-frame solution designed to streamline the module framing process by removing the extra steps needed to add a sealant or a tape to the frame. This ultimately helps manufacturers boost cost-savings, operational efficiency and sustainability on the line. Experts from Saint-Gobain Solar will be providing regular demonstrations of SolarBond® ReadyFrame at the company’s booth. Full details on the post-production process and other benefits behind the new offering will be made available at the time of the show.
“We created SolarBond® ReadyFrame to provide small-to-medium module manufacturers with a cost-effective framing solution that delivers a high-quality product quickly, easily and without making changes to their existing production line,” said Geoffrey King, Market Manager, Renewable Energy, Saint-Gobain Solar. “With a new innovation under our belt, we’re looking forward to a productive show.”
In addition to the launch of SolarBond® ReadyFrame, Saint-Gobain Solar will showcase other offerings from its SolarBond® portfolio. SolarBond® InFrame, an intelligent, innovative and instant solution for solar module manufacturing, will be on display. The unique foamable material, which is applied warm in a single continuous motion, ensures both accuracy and high bonding strength immediately after contact with the frame. SolarBond® Frame Tapes will also be exhibited. The tapes provide a UL listed and TϋV certified solution to reducing labor costs, material waste and the downtime associated with curing silicone sealants.
Outside of the module framing process, Saint-Gobain will highlight SolarBond® Membrane for efficient PV panel lamination. Constructed from a modified silicone-rubber material, this innovative technology platform ensures the protection of the module and the lamination equipment in extreme temperatures and challenging manufacturing environments, it offers increased service life and, therefore, reduces downtime and minimizes costs.
About Saint-Gobain Solar
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in construction and habitat markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand for energy efficiency and environmental protection. With nearly 350 years of history, marked by technical revolutions and commercial successes, Saint-Gobain is an ever-present industry player. Today, Saint-Gobain is combining its traditional field of expertise, housing and construction, with its solar technology know-how. The Group's commitment to continual innovation aims to make everyone's lives more comfortable, economical and sustainable all throughout the world. Saint-Gobain Solar reaffirms the Group's commitment to making solar energy a springboard of growth and innovation. For more information, please visit http://www.pv.saint-gobain.com.
For more information, contact:
In the United States: Geoffrey King
Market Manager, Renewable Energy
Tel: +1 (518) 642 2200 ext 291
In Europe: Rainer Wilhelm
Sales Manager Foams Europe
Tel: +31 6 2013 4719
In China: Stone Zhang
China Energy Marketing Leader
Tel: +86 21 5472 1568 Ext.8419