St. Louis, 8. Dec 2010–Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) today announced the inclusion of existing actions, but also intends to extend the production lines to support Vistasolar ® ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) encapsulant is Chinese in its facility in late 2011, Suzhou. This increase follows the earlier notice, the capacity to expand, Suzhou to Solutia production includes EVA encapsulants.
“Photovoltaic market has been a huge growth in 2010 and the majority of the photovoltaic module production is in Asia,” said Tim Wessel, President and General Manager of Solutia’s advanced film distribution. “We continue to invest in the growing demand for cost-effective solar encapsulant solutions and greater Asia region and throughout the world.”
Solutia’s Vistasolar encapsulants, currently manufactured in Dietenheim, Germany, are ultrafast treating EVA films, as well as a new Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films which do not require any of the curing. Solutia manufactures also the Saflex ® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) transparencies, encapsulate thin film photovoltaic solar cells, with outstanding processability and sustainability.
“Solutia is a module manufacturers of quality, high-performance encapsulants, will continue to respond to the needs of the fast-growing in the industry for its expertise in the manufacture of the scale and control costs,” added Wessel.
Solutia is the world’s only one source of the EVA, TPU and PVB Sun encapsulants. More than 100 years of combined expertise in the process of encapsulation, and rapid innovation track record of Solutia will be placed on an individual basis provide expert analysis and advanced solutions for the world’s leading solar energy companies.