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DuPont Teijin Films™ Introduces Mylar® and Melinex® Polyester Films with Enhanced Weatherability for Photovoltaics

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Contact: Ellen Pressley

HOPEWELL, VA, Oct. 26, 2009 - DuPont Teijin Films today announced the first in a series of Mylar® and Melinex® polyester films with enhanced “weatherablility” and durability performance for use in the photovoltaic (PV) solar energy industry. After ultra-violet (UV) exposure these new films show improved retention of key optical and mechanical properties such as transparency, color, strength and flexibility.  Additionally, the new films continue to deliver the key properties of Mylar® and Melinex® brands with no compromise in electrical insulation, surface adhesion, quality roll formation and problem-free converting.

“Our ability to provide improved UV performance in our polyester films is a strong addition to our photovoltaic films offering,” said Simon Shepherd, Photovoltaics Market Manager -- DuPont Teijin Films.  “The capability will provide great benefits for our PV backsheet customers and downstream module makers.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss with customers and PV industry participants how we can incorporate this new capability into their products, helping provide a cost effective durable solution to the issues they may face.”

DuPont Teijin Films is a global joint venture partnership between DuPont and Teijin, and a leading world producer of PET and PEN polyester films.  DuPont Teijin Films offers a wide range of polyester films for markets including photovoltaics, electronics, packaging, safety, health and protection, digital imaging and various industrial applications.  Brand names include Mylar®, Melinex®, and Teijin® Tetoron® PET polyester film, Teonex® PEN polyester film, and Cronar® polyester photographic base film.  The business includes DuPont-Hongji Films Foshan Co., Ltd., a Chinese joint venture.

Mylar® and Melinex® polyester films are part of a broad and growing portfolio of products presented by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, which connects science and technology from across the company on a global scale to help support the dramatic growth in the photovoltaic industry.  To learn more, please visit our booth #571 at Solar Power International 2009 in Anaheim, CA, October 27 – 29th, or go to


Melinex®, Mylar®, and Cronar® are registered trademarks of DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership.  Teijin® and Tetoron® are registered trademarks of Teijin Limited and are licensed to DuPont Teijin Films US, Limited Partnership.  Teonex® is registered trademark of Teijin DuPont Films Japan Limited and licensed to DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership


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