Manufacturers seeking new and better ways to differentiate products in today’s
competitive solar cell equipment market, which is valued at nearly $5 billion
globally by a number of industry reports, now have more options in material
selection. MACtac® Specialty Products’ new SOLARHOLD™ cell holding tape gives
manufacturers adhesive options that help maintain material quality and process
control during solar cell production.
SOLARHOLD HT-1002 and HT-2002 cell holding tapes offer superior bonding
strength to many surfaces, including photovoltaic (PV) cells. Applied in
full-length strips or in sized pieces as dictated by a specific manufacturing
process, SOLARHOLD is used as a production aid to hold silicon cells in
alignment until the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) film melts and encapsulates
the cells to prevent shifting. These transparent adhesive tapes will not
bubble, blister, discolor, or affect the cells’ performance during the melting
or evacuation processes.
“Creating solar cell equipment is a labor-intensive and technical process where
every production detail matters,” said Steve Dominak, manager of Business
Development for MACtac Specialty Products. “MACtac has a proven track record of
translating manufacturer requirements into solutions that offer performance,
accuracy and durability; SOLARHOLD is no exception. With two adhesive options
available, SOLARHOLD works with manufacturers to accommodate a variety of
SOLARHOLD HT-1002 tape is a 3-mil acrylic-based pressure-sensitive adhesive
(PSA) that uses a 2.0-mil PET face. HT-2002 is a 3.0-mil acrylic-based PSA that
uses a 2.0-mil ultraviolet PET face. Both products in the SOLARHOLD line are
paired with a 78# two-sided, densified kraft release liner. In addition, these
quick-tack adhesives exhibit strong resistance to movement and offer good
continued use under aging and extreme temperature conditions (-40 to 250°F/-40
to 150°C). SOLARHOLD products are also available in a die-cut sheet format.
Designed to lessen assembly time, the assembler only needs to remove the die
cut and place it into position between the cells.<
About the Company
MACtac is a global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives.
Founded on personal service, technical support, quality assurance, custom
capabilities and supply chain efficiency, MACtac is dedicated to providing
superior quality to its customers. Headquartered in Stow,
Ohio, MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Co.,
Inc., the largest flexible-packaging supplier in North
For more information, call (800) 328.2619, e-mail MACtac.Americas@bemis.com.
or visit www.MACtac.com/Technical.