adhesive tapes for solar pv applications

Adhesive Tapes for Solar PV Applications

Adhesives Research (AR) offers proven technologies that deliver reliable bonds with enhanced performance characteristics to increase the functionality of thin film photovoltaics, polysilicon photovoltaic modules and concentrated solar thermal applications. Our pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) products offer a flexible, effective bonding method that improve process efficiencies and performance when compared to soldering, liquid epoxies and mechanical fasteners such as ease-of-handling, continuous roll formats and no messy clean-up.

Adhesives Research Solar Panel DiagramAR offers a wide range of proven standard products and expertise in polymer formulation, cutting-edge manufacturing and customization to quickly develop specialized adhesive components to meet our customers’ exact needs.

Our PSA products:

  • Bond instantly to low-surface energy surfaces
  • Conform to flexible constructions
  • Deliver uniform adhesive thickness
  • Demonstrate UV & environmental stability
  • Resist corrosion with electronically clean formulations
  • Demonstrate reliable & stable conductivity
  • Facilitate in-line process/roll-to-roll manufacturing

AR’s PSA technologies address the challenging bonding applications of photovoltaic modules, including:

Product Information
ARclad® 9032 Transfer film – 1 mil electrically conductive acrylic adhesive.
ARclad® 92446 Double-coated foam tape – high performance foam bonding tape – 31 mil foam carrier coated both sides with moisture and temperature resistant low tack acrylic adhesive.
ARclad® 92709 Double-coated foam tape – high performance foam bonding tape – 40 mil foam carrier coated both sides with moisture and temperature resistant high tack acrylic adhesive.
ARclad® 92735 Double-coated dielectric tape- low outgassing, acid-free, ionically clean dielectric tape – 2 mil PET carrier coated both sides with 2 mil low outgassing, acid-free, ionically clean adhesive.
ARclad® 92638 Single-coated dielectric tape- low outgassing, acid-free, ionically clean coverlay tape – 1 mil PET carrier coated with 1 mil low outgassing, acid-free, ionically clean adhesive.
ARclad® 92925 Single-coated dielectric tape- temperature resistant, low outgassing, non-corrosive, ionically clean coverlay tape – 1 mil PET carrier coated with 0.75 mil temperature resistant low outgassing, non-corrosive, ionically clean adhesive.
ARclad® 92486 2 mil permanent PSA with aggressive tack which is stable to high temperature and high humidity. It consists of a clear liner and one layer of electronically clean adhesive supported by 2 mil PET film designed for use for solar cell positioning and exhibits excellent non-yellowing properties.
ARclad® 92734 1 mil optically clear moisture barrier pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) transfer film. It is a hydrophobic adhesive with excellent thermoxidative and UV stability. It is supplied as an unsupported transfer film between release liners.