Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Offer Smart, Stable and Economical Material Choices


Brian Harkins
InterPV Magazine, January 2012

New bonding adhesives and pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes are gaining the attention of OEMs seeking the latest technologies to advance and enhance the performance capabilities of PV cells for increased returns. Of particular interest are conductive pressure-sensitive adhesives (CPSAs) as an alternative to costly silver-filled electrically conductive adhesive pastes (Ag-ECAs) and solder for electrical interconnect and bus bar attachment applications. This article discusses how OEMS will begin to realize the benefits these adhesives provide as an economical material choice for the most challenging of PV applications.

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