Bluestar Silicones is launching a new range of solar application products. The range includes a new high performance adhesive, CAF(R) 530,
which optimises the longevity performance of solar modules.
Bluestar Silicones is a global supplier of silicones.
Its products which will increase the efficiency and longevity of solar modules by extending their resistance to weather erosion. This new range includes mono and bi-component silicone elastomers (RTV 1
& 2) designed for sticking and sealing the frame and junction box as well as
bi-component products designed for the encapsulation of components in the
junction box and of photovoltaic cells. The range, specifically adapted to
the assembly of solar modules, includes high performance products, such as
high performance adhesives on multiple substrates used by the profession,
encapsulation agents with dielectric and exceptional fire resistance
characteristics and transparent encapsulation agents for photovoltaic cells
with very high levels of optical transmittance.
CAF 530, the star of the new solar range – Solar modules demand high performance of their components. The high performance Bluestar Silicones CAF(R) 530 adhesive guarantees long term sticking and sealing of the solar module providing long-life protection of the photovoltaic cells and associated connections against humidity, the main cause of efficiency troughs in modules over time. Because of its very high degree of elasticity, the CAF 530 adhesive resists and absorbs differential dilations of the assembled materials. The use of CAF 530 delivers in particular reliable, long-life adhesion between the junction box and the rear panel of the solar module.