Scott Bader announced a partnership with OXECO to combine its Crestabond structural adhesives with OXECO’s primer technology. The partnership offers a solution to bonding lightweight flexible solar panels to roofing structures made from aluminum, galvanized, and coated steel, PVC plastisol coated steel, PVC single-ply membranes, and composite structures across the construction, transport, automotive, and leisure markets.
The bonding solution allows flexible solar panels to generate green electricity on structures where this was not previously possible due to the weight of traditional solar panels. Flexible solar panels are up to 80% lighter when compared to traditional glass-faced solar panels, and they can conform to a larger range of surface curvatures. The technology also eliminates the need for mechanical fixings, and therefore no holes need to be drilled into the roof, maintaining water tightness.
“Scott Bader is delighted to be working with OXECO in the fast-growing lightweight flexible solar panel market,” said Jonathan Stowell, group strategy director at Scott Bader. “This technology is a game changer – offering a simple and effective way to bond flexible solar panels, for a variety of applications, in many of the markets Scott Bader operates in.”
"Solving the issue of laminate debonding removes a major barrier to the solar energy revolution, and greatly accelerates the move to net-zero,” said Vassilis Ragoussis, CEO of OXECO. "Our shared focus with Scott Bader on outstanding performance and pioneering innovation will enable us to deliver this combination product into the market and harness solar energy in currently underutilized areas.”