Madico Debuts ProtektTM Technology for Photovoltaic Solar Panels
New Photomark ProtektTM and ProtektTM HD –
A “Leaner, Greener” Backsheet Construction
Milan, Italy – September 3, 2007 – The Specialty Films Division of Madico Inc., one of the
world’s leading manufacturers of advanced laminates designed to increase human safety,
security and manage energy, today unveiled its new Protekt Technology at the 22nd European
Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Developed to make high-performing
photovoltaic (PV) backsheets more cost effective and easier to procure, the breakthrough Protekt
Technology design replaces an expensive, low volume material with a proven fluoropolymer
coating that is unencumbered by supply chain constraints. The result is a “leaner, greener”
solution for PV module makers.
Madico Specialty Films debuted four new products based on this revolutionary construction:
Photomark Protekt , Protekt HD (High Dielectric), Protekt TFB (Thin Film Barier) and Protekt
TFB HD. Together, these new backing sheets promise more uniform electrical properties,
improved insulation and enhanced unit durability. By reducing the number of layers in the
backsheet construction, the Protekt line is among the thinnest in the industry, allowing solar panel
manufacturers to enjoy dramatically increased performance-per-unit-thickness.
“It is one thing to innovate a product that performs better, lasts longer and costs less,” said
Madico Specialty Films Sales Manager Frank Mannarino, “but it’s something else entirely to
produce that product available in volume. Our Protekt product line not only boasts the industry’s
most favorable price-performance ratio, but it has revolutionized the supply chain.
Mannarino explained that the Protekt coating is “imminently pigmentable,” allowing Madico to dye
the backsheet to match roofs and other design elements. The Photomark Protekt products are
available in many widths and colors
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Rounding out Madico Specialty Films’ PV solutions suite is Madico’s Photomark TPE Bright
White, which incorporates a specially colored EVA material to increase solar module power by up
to 5 percent, and Photomark TPE HD, which allows for superior electrical insulating properties
and bond strength. The unique design of these two products recently earned Madico a
prestigious DuPont Plunkett Award.
About Madico Inc.
Madico Inc. has been developing innovative materials for more than a century. An unrivaled
commitment to research and development has enabled the company to pioneer a number of
industry-first products and processes for emerging safety and energy markets. The company’s
award winning Specialty Film products have been proven to increase protection and energy
generation in the growing renewable energy sectors. Madico’s corporate headquarters and
manufacturing complex are located in Woburn, Massachusetts.
Protekt Technology, Photomark Protekt, Protekt HD, Photomark, Photomark TPE BrightWhite, and Photomark TPE HD
are trademarks of Madico, Inc.