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May 26, 2014

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Adds Two New Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) has added two new products to its leading lineup of frontside silver metallization pastes for crystalline silicon solar cells. DuPont™ Solamet® PV18H and PV18J photovoltaic metallization pastes offer solar cell manufacturers improved efficiency and profitability. » More


May 26, 2014

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Extends Printed Electronics Research and Holst Centre Collaboration The collaboration is expected to advance technology specifically in the area of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting, wearable electronics, in-mold electronics, sensors and smart packaging. » More


March 24, 2014

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Shares New Research on Printable Conductor for OLED Lighting DuPont Microcircuit Materials will present initial research findings about new screen printable nano-silver conductor ink developments for grids and bus lines in Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting and other printed electronics applications at the ID Tech-Ex Printed Electronics Europe Conference in Berlin, Germany. » More





November 19, 2013

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Expands Printed Electronics Product Line DuPont announced today that it is expanding its suite of low silver, conductive ink materials specifically tailored for membrane touch switch (MTS), radio-frequency identification (RFID), and wearable electronic applications. » More



October 29, 2013

DuPont and Heraeus Announce Settlement of Pending Patent Litigation DuPont and Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC (“Heraeus”) announced today that they have settled all pending lawsuits between them regarding the photovoltaic paste business. » More



July 8, 2013

DuPont Responds to Heraeus' Claims in Patent Infringement Case DuPont today responded to the most recent misleading claims issued by Heraeus in connection with the ongoing patent litigation related to photovoltaic pastes used in solar cells. Contrary to Heraeus' public statements, the Court's denial of Heraeus' motion did not narrow DuPont's case at all. » More



June 5, 2013

DuPont and Yingli Green Energy Sign Expanded Strategic Agreement DuPont and Yingli Energy Company Limited (Yingli China), have signed a new one year, $100 million strategic agreement that includes the supply of advanced solar materials, the installation of a solar power plant and co-marketing initiatives aimed at accelerating the broader and faster adoption of solar energy to address the world’s growing energy needs. This agreement is an expansion of a $100 million supply agreement between the companies announced in February 2012. » More



February 25, 2013

Sunrise Global Solar Energy Achieves 20.3 Percent Efficiency with New DuPont™ Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes Advanced aluminum pastes significantly boost electrical performance of solar cells with conversion efficiencies of 20.3 percent using newly commercialized DuPont™ Solamet® PV36X series for rear-side passivation of silicon solar cells. Sunrise Global Solar Energy, a world leading solar cell producer in Taiwan, reported that results with its latest CELCO high-efficiency solar cell design were independently verified by certified global standards group, Fraunhofer ISE in Germany. » More



January 16, 2013

GM Recognizes DuPont MCM for Quality DuPont Microcircuit Materials was recently notified that its Manati, Puerto Rico production facility was awarded the General Motors (GM) Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2012. The Manati site was recognized for meeting or exceeding a stringent set of quality performance criteria and providing cross-functional support to the entire GM organization. » More



January 8, 2013

Creating Customer and Ecological Value The DuPont Microcircuit Materials team in Japan received the Panasonic Eco-VC (Ecology & Value Creation) bronze award for applying DuPont™ Fodel® thick-film paste in the production of Panasonic’s Plasma Display Panel. » More






November 30, 2012

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics DuPont Microcircuit Materials is introducing a new series of screen printed conductive ink materials for the printed electronics market, designed to offset the rising cost of silver. Utilizing proprietary technology and under typical processing conditions used for many printed electronic applications, DuPont PE8XX series conductive inks can provide low resistivity with 20 percent or more potential cost savings for manufacturers. »  (繁體中文) (简体中文) 



September 20, 2012

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces Highest Efficiency Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes to Date Solamet® PV18A, the first product in the series, is tailored for optimal performance on mono-crystalline wafers with enhanced Lightly Doped Emitters (LDEs). PV18A is demonstrating efficiency gains despite significantly less material consumption when compared to Solamet® PV17F, further widening the gap in performance with other competitive products in the market. » More



June 21, 2012

DuPont Files Lawsuit against Heraeus, SolarWorld to Protect Intellectual Property DuPont yesterday filed a lawsuit against Heraeus Materials Technology, LLC and its customer SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. in U.S. Federal Court for the District of Oregon for infringing a recently issued DuPont patent related to front-side metallization paste compositions used in solar cell technology. » More


May 16, 2012

New DuPont™ Solamet® PV51G Provides Better Adhesion, Reduces Silver Consumption DuPont has launched its next-generation back side silver material for high-efficiency solar cells. DuPont™ Solamet® PV51G photovoltaic metallization decreases dependence on silver metals by reducing overall material consumption in solar cells up to 25 percent, while providing better adhesion and maintaining desired efficiency performance of the cells. » More



May 14, 2012

DuPont™ Solamet® PV17x Photovoltaic Metallization Enables Lightly Doped Emitter Technology LDE is a strong differentiator for solar cell producers as it can boost efficiency by up to 0.4 percent. DuPont Microcircuit Materials is taking steps to increase its supply capability for Solamet® PV17x to help meet the increased demand for higher efficiency solar cells. » More



March 26, 2012

DuPont Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreements with Trina Solar The agreements cover the supply of DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films and technology collaboration, including collaborative efforts involving DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallizations and other key materials. The companies will work together to advance the efficiency and lifetime of solar cells and modules, and lower the levelized cost of energy for photovoltaics. » More


March 23, 2012

China Sunergy, China Electric Equipment Group and DuPont China Holdings Announce Strategic Collaboration China Sunergy Co., Ltd., a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, is pleased to announce that the Company, together with China Electric Equipment Group have signed a Letter of Intent with DuPont China Holdings for strategic collaboration relating to photovoltaic (solar) technologies & materials, power transformer, insulation and aircraft composite materials over a three-year period.» More


February 13, 2012

DuPont and Yingli Green Energy Enter $100 Million Strategic Agreement DuPont and Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited, have signed a $100 million strategic agreement for photovoltaic materials aimed at accelerating the adoption of solar energy to address one of the world’s biggest challenges – reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Yingli China is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (“Yingli”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. » More


February 1, 2012

DuPont and Suntech Sign Strategic Agreement DuPont and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., the world’s largest producer of solar panels, have signed a strategic agreement to help increase the supply of photovoltaic materials and technologies for the growing global market for solar energy. The agreement focuses on technology advancements, supply chain optimization cost reduction initiatives, and DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride film supply. » More


January 20, 2012

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Collaborates with Yingli Green Energy on High Efficiency Solar Technology

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, are collaborating to advance technology for higher efficiency solar cells, new module manufacturing processes and innovative component designs. » More



December 7, 2011

DuPont Electronic Materials Enable New Breakthrough in Hypothermia Prevention Gear from North American Rescue

DuPont Electronics & Communications (DuPont) and North American Rescue (NAR), a leading developer and supplier of life-saving gear, today announced the launch of a new line of battery-activated hypothermia prevention products focused on decreasing preventable death and improving patient outcomes through patient thermal management. » More

November 22, 2011

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Silver Conductor for Printed Electronics

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) has introduced its latest screen printed silver conductor material for the printed electronics market. Utilizing proprietary technology and under typical processing conditions used for many printed electronic applications. » More

October 7, 2011

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Presents New Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic Materials Developments at IMAPS 2011

DuPont™ GreenTape™ 9K5 low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) material with superior dielectric constant properties, is designed for higher speed, higher frequency and higher reliability applications. DuPont also is presenting on methods of characterization for LTCC dielectrics in high frequency microwave and millimeter wave packaging. » More

September 7, 2011

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Lower-Silver Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization

DuPont has introduced DuPont™ Solamet® PV51M photovoltaic metallization paste, a new tabbing material used in solar cell manufacturing. This breakthrough formulation enables cell makers to use up to 15 percent less material, in line with the company’s intent to accelerate product developments that help the photovoltaic industry reduce its dependence on silver metals and offset some of the impact that rising silver prices have on the cost of producing solar cells and modules. » More

September 2, 2011

DuPont Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Heraeus

DuPont today filed a lawsuit against Heraeus Holding GmbH and Heraeus Materials Technology, LLC for allegedly infringing a DuPont patent related to its front-side metallization paste materials used in solar cell technology. » More

September 1, 2011

Leading Photovoltaic Module Manufacturers Adopt DuPont™ Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallizations for Higher Efficiency Solar Cells and Modules

Sunways AG and Heckert Solar AG added to a growing list of leading photovoltaic manufacturers using DuPont™ Solamet® PV17x to produce higher efficiency solar cells and modules. Since their introduction in February 2011, Solamet® PV17x has repeatedly proven to enable higher conversion efficiency, process reliability, yield and superior aesthetics. Because Solamet® PV17x series metallizations also enable 10 percent lower material consumption, they achieve results more cost effectively which translates into savings for cell and module manufacturers. » More

August 30, 2011

DuPont™ Solamet® PV414 Photovoltaic Metallization Enables Thin Film Modules from Flexcell

The new offering was recently qualified at Flexcell, a leading Swiss producer of flexible amorphous silicon thin film modules for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and mobile solar chargers. Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes are key to higher efficiency and lower system costs for both crystalline silicon (c-Si) and thin film PV. » More

August 15, 2011

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Advances Printed Electronics Development Efforts by Employing NovaCentrix PulseForge® Tools

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM), announced an arrangement with NovaCentrix regarding MCM’s use of NovaCentrix’s PulseForge® tools which MCM anticipates will further its development of state-of-the-art materials and processing technology, as DuPont continues to expand its portfolio of functional inks for the growing printed electronics industry. » More

July 25, 2011

DuPont Expands in Solar Energy with Acquisition of Innovalight

DuPont today announced that it has acquired Innovalight, Inc., a company specializing in advanced silicon inks and process technologies that increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells. The acquisition further strengthens DuPont's position as a clear leader in materials for the solar energy market. » More

June 9, 2011

DuPont™ Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallizations Enable Canadian Solar’s High-Efficiency Metal Wrap Through Solar Cells

DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes continue to advance critical solar cell technologies to enable more cost-effective, high-efficiency solar cell and module designs. The latest collaboration with Canadian Solar Inc. has resulted in Canadian Solar’s ELPS cells with 19.5 percent conversion efficiency for monocrystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells using Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology. » More

May 5, 2011

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Developments to Lead to New Lower-Silver Solamet® Photovoltaic Offering

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is accelerating the completion of a breakthrough technology innovation that is enabling the company to develop formulations for a new series of its leading DuPont™ Solamet® brand photovoltaic (PV) metallization pastes that significantly reduce the silver content. » More

February 22, 2011

DuPont Launches New Generation Frontside Silver Photovoltaic Metallizations

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is introducing a new series of frontside silver photovoltaic metallization pastes using new and novel chemistry formulated to deliver advanced efficiency and adhesion for solar cells. DuPont™ Solamet® PV17x series photovoltaic metallizations also will enable higher process reliability and yield for both cell and module manufacturers. » More

February 17, 2011

DuPontIntroduces New Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes for Local Back Surface Field Solar Cell Designs

DuPont has introduced a new series of aluminum photovoltaic metallization pastes for rear side passivated crystalline silicon solar cell designs. DuPont™ Solamet® PV36x photovoltaic metallization pastes outperform conventional aluminum compositions by delivering up to 0.8 percent greater conversion efficiency for solar cells when used in Local Back Surface Field (BSF) designs. » More

February 16, 2011

DuPont Introduces New Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization for Metal Wrap Through Solar Cell Designs

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) has introduced Solamet® PV701 photovoltaic metallization paste as its newest generation of Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology for back side interconnected silicon solar cell designs.» More

February 15, 2011

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Expands Printed Electronics Research with Holst Centre Collaboration

The collaboration is expected to advance technology specifically in the area of printed structures on flexible substrates, which has application in flexible display, RFID, lighting, biomedical and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) markets. » More




DuPont Media Relations Representative

Media interviews and additional information can be obtained by contacting:
Ellen G. Pressley
Public Relations Representative
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RTP, NC 27709