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In the solar panel industry, epoxy or silicone resins are most frequently used to pot or encapsulate the exposed apparatus in panels. These resins need to meet exacting specifications to withstand outdoor placement in different environments. For that reason, they are usually both physically and chemically resistant.  Importantly, these resins are also resistant to UV light, allowing them to remain stable and optically clear for the life-span of the panels.  Examples would include the use of solder pastes to help secure junction box lead connections, and sealants to secure electrical connections.  The cells can also receive a layer of encapsulant for complete protection. After production, the edges and frames of the panels need to be sealed and the junction box attached.  Lastly, structural adhesives are used for stiffener bar attachment and attaching the mounting brackets.

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Sylgard 184 Silicone Elastomer

Pot ; 2 Part; Liquid; Silicone; Base/Curing Agent;
Two part; 10:1 mix; minimal shrinkage; no exotherm during cure; no solvents or cure byproducts; deep section cure; repairable; good dielectric properties; flexible elastomer.;
Manufacturer: Dow
Industry: Solar cells; Amplifiers; Connectors; Electronics; E-Mobility Solutions; High voltage resistor packs; Industrial controls; Lead integrated circuit; Power Supplies; Relays; Sensors; Transformers

UV40 UV Curable Conformal Coating

Conformal Coating; 1 Part; Liquid; Acrylated polyurethane; UV Cure;
A one part high solids dual cure polyurethane conformal coating possessing excellent chemical resistance, surface hardness, flexibility and moisture resistance.UV40 fluoresces under UV light to allow coating inspection and can be applied by all selective coating equipment.;
Manufacturer: HumiSeal
Industry: Solar; LEDs

Silicone Brown Package #04030

Bond; 1 Part; Paste; Silicone; Atmospheric Moisture;
A one-part silicone sealant that cures in the presence of atmospheric moisture to a durable, flexible rubber, which has excellent adhesion to most non-porous surfaces.;
Manufacturer: Hardman
Industry: Solar panels; Air conditioning units; Cap; Curtain wall joints; Duct work; Glass blocks; Glass partitions; Glazing butt; Head and toe bead in conventional glazing; Lap sheer joints; Mullions; Perimeter caulking of metal and most plastic frames; Skylights; Solar panels; Stopless glazing; Vents

Sylgard 182 Silicone Elastomer

Bond; 2 Part; Liquid; Silicone; Heat;
Two part; 10:1 mix; minimal shrinkage; no exotherm during cure; no solvents or cure byproducts; deep section cure; repairable; good dielectric properties; flexible elastomer.;
Manufacturer: Dow
Industry: Solar cells; Amplifiers; Connectors; Electronics; E-Mobility Solutions; High voltage resistor packs; Industrial controls; Lead integrated circuit; Power Supplies; Relays; Sensors; Transformers

Sylgard 186 Silicone Elastomer

Encapsulate; 2 Part; Liquid; Silicone elastomer; 2-Part Cure;
Two part; 10:1 mix; minimal shrinkage; no exotherm during cure; no solvents or cure byproducts; deep section cure; repairable; good dielectric properties; flexible elastomer.;
Manufacturer: Dow
Industry: Solar cells; Amplifiers; Connectors; Electronics; E-Mobility Solutions; High voltage resistor packs; Industrial controls; Lead integrated circuit; Power Supplies; Relays; Sensors; Transformers

Dowsil 93-500 Space Grade Encapsulant

Encapsulant; 2 Part; Liquid; Silicone; 2-Part Cure;
Two-part silicone elastomer for aerospace applications;
Manufacturer: Dow
Industry: Cover glasses to solar cells; Aerospace applications; Binders for thermal control paints; Circuit boards and assemblies; Connectors; Electronic components; Electronic subcomponents and sub-assemblies; Modules; Optical; OSR mirrors to substrates; Other sensors, Seals for optical sensors; PCB system assembly applications; Protection of electrical applications; Relays; Seals for optical sensors; Solar cells to substrates; Space-Grade Applications

Solar-Flex

Bond; 1 Part; Liquid; Free of silicone; Humidity;
An elastic adhesive on a MS polymer basis specially developed for the solar industry.;
Manufacturer: WEICON
Industry: Solar industry

E6800

Bond; 1 Part; Liquid; Perchloroethylene; Room Temperature Cure;
A unique UV-RESISTANT, non-flammable industrial adhesive formulated to meet high-performance requirements.;
Manufacturer: Eclectic Products
Industry: Repair Solarium; Garden tools; Industrial; Marine application; Outdoor application; Repair anchor parts exposed to salt and sunlight ; Repair brick; Repair Greenhouse; Repair metal parts exposed to salt and sunlight ; Repair mortar ; Repair roof flashing, Repair roof shingles

Epoxy System 3145 w/ Hardener 3163

Encapsulating; 2 Part; Liquid; Epoxy; 2-Part Cure;
Flame Retardant • Provides tough, long-lasting anti-skid surfaces for added safety • Can be easily applied using Loctite® phenolic or bristle rollers to concrete, metal or wood surfaces.;
Manufacturer: Henkel
Industry: Solar; Controls; Electronic assemblies; Electronic connectors; LED; Lighting; mechanical reinforcement to housed assemblies; Power; protect components; Signs and displays; Signs and displays; Solar; to fll large voids; Wire and cable

Epoxy System 3145 w/ Hardener 3162

Adhesive; 2 Part; Liquid; Epoxy; Resin/Hardener;
Flame Retardant. • Provides tough, long-lasting anti-skid surfaces for added safety • Can be easily applied using Loctite® phenolic or bristle rollers to concrete, metal or wood surfaces.;
Manufacturer: Henkel
Industry: Solar; Controls; Electronic connectors and assemblies; LED; Lighting; mechanical reinforcement to housed assemblies; Power; protect components; Signs and displays; Signs and displays; Solar; to fll large voids; Wire and cable

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Solar cells

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Amplifiers

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Connectors

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Electronics

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E-Mobility Solutions

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High voltage resistor packs

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Industrial controls

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Lead integrated circuit

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Power Supplies

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Relays

;

Sensors

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Transformers

Adhesive

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Encapsulate

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Pot

2 Part

Liquid

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Silicone elastomer

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Solar

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LEDs

Conformal Coating

1 Part

Liquid

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Solar panels

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Air conditioning units

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Cap

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Curtain wall joints

;

Duct work

;

Glass blocks

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Glass partitions

;

Glazing butt

;

Head and toe bead in conventional glazing

;

Lap sheer joints

;

Mullions

;

Perimeter caulking of metal and most plastic frames

;

Skylights

;

Solar panels

;

Stopless glazing

;

Vents

Bond

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Seal

1 Part

Paste

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Solar cells

;

Amplifiers

;

Connectors

;

Electronics

;

E-Mobility Solutions

;

High voltage resistor packs

;

Industrial controls

;

Lead integrated circuit

;

Power Supplies

;

Relays

;

Sensors

;

Transformers

Bond

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Encapsulate

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Pot

2 Part

Liquid

;

Silicone elastomer

Order Sample

Solar cells

;

Amplifiers

;

Connectors

;

Electronics

;

E-Mobility Solutions

;

High voltage resistor packs

;

Industrial controls

;

Lead integrated circuit

;

Power Supplies

;

Relays

;

Sensors

;

Transformers

Bond

;

Encapsulate

;

Pot

2 Part

Liquid

;

Silicone elastomer

Order Sample

Cover glasses to solar cells

;

Aerospace applications

;

Binders for thermal control paints

;

Circuit boards and assemblies

;

Connectors

;

Electronic components

;

Electronic subcomponents and sub-assemblies

;

Modules

;

Optical

;

OSR mirrors to substrates

;

Other sensors, Seals for optical sensors

;

PCB system assembly applications

;

Protection of electrical applications

;

Relays

;

Seals for optical sensors

;

Solar cells to substrates

;

Space-Grade Applications

Encapsulant

;

Sealant

2 Part

Liquid

Order Sample

Solar industry

Bond

1 Part

Liquid

Order Sample

Repair Solarium

;

Garden tools

;

Industrial

;

Marine application

;

Outdoor application

;

Repair anchor parts exposed to salt and sunlight

;

Repair brick

;

Repair Greenhouse

;

Repair metal parts exposed to salt and sunlight

;

Repair mortar

;

Repair roof flashing, Repair roof shingles

Bond

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Repair

1 Part

Liquid

Order Sample

Solar

;

Controls

;

Electronic assemblies

;

Electronic connectors

;

LED

;

Lighting

;

mechanical reinforcement to housed assemblies

;

Power

;

protect components

;

Signs and displays

;

Signs and displays

;

Solar

;

to fll large voids

;

Wire and cable

Encapsulating

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Potting

2 Part

Liquid

Order Sample

Solar

;

Controls

;

Electronic connectors and assemblies

;

LED

;

Lighting

;

mechanical reinforcement to housed assemblies

;

Power

;

protect components

;

Signs and displays

;

Signs and displays

;

Solar

;

to fll large voids

;

Wire and cable

Adhesive

;

Encapsulate

;

Pot

2 Part

Liquid

Order Sample
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