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Heraeus Introduces New Low Silver Back-side Paste at Intersolar NA - Market introduction of the SOL202 Series delivers high performance with a 45% silver content

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be attending Intersolar North America 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from July 9th through 11th, 2013. Heraeus will feature their newest low silver content back-side tabbing pastes for conventional c-Si solar cells, the SOL202 Series.

"With our recent purchase of the Ferro Corporation's Solar Paste Business, our combined R&D efforts have made significant reductions in Ag usage in back-side tabbing pastes while maintaining excellent performance," according to Dr. Weiming Zhang, Vice President of Technology for the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit. He continues to state, "The SOL202 Series provides an adhesion 18% greater than our previous generation of back-side tabbing paste, but only has a silver content of 45%.  Less paste can be applied to cells while retaining very good adhesion.  This reduction in silver usage, combined with excellent performance will assist customers in reducing their cells' cost per watt. Depending on the customer's application, we believe we can reduce the silver content further."

To learn more about Heraeus' products and services for the photovoltaic industry, visit us at this year's Intersolar North America at the Moscone Center West Hall on level 2 in Booth 8611. You can also go to www.pvsilverpaste.com for more information.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. In the financial year 2012 Heraeus generated product revenues of €4.2 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €16 billion. With more than 12,200 employees in over 100 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

SOURCE Heraeus Photovoltaics



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