Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., has introduced a diverse line of silicone-based products specifically designed for solar photovoltaic applications. Designed to improve reliability and provide stable operation, Shin-Etsu's PV line comprises two key product categories that cover potting and sealing applications.
The KE-200, KE-200F, KE-210 and KE-210F products, potting materials for junction boxes, are intended to weatherproof solar panel junction boxes, thus protecting the valuable electronics encapsulated inside.
The KE-45, KE-4828 and KE-220 products, sealing materials for solar panel frames and junction boxes, are one- and two-component silicone sealants engineered for sealing the junction box to the backsheet. They also provide a waterproof seal between the PV panel and the frame. These products feature strong adhesion to backsheet materials, fast room-temperature cure, and excellent weatherability and electrical insulation, the company says.
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc.: (513) 232-8917