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Sustainability without compromise

Steve Davies, EMEA Photovoltaics Market Manager, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to PES about DuPont Teijin Films’ products and the importance of sustainability, not just during the lifespan of the product, but also at the end of life. Thinking ahead is crucial in this.

PES: Hi Steve, welcome to PES Solar/PV. Thanks for talking with us. Would you like to begin by explaining a little about the background of DuPont Teijin Films and how you currently serve the solar/PV industry?

Steve Davies: DuPont Teijin Films are a global leading polyester film producer with manufacturing based in Europe, US and Asia. We are proud to use our scientific and technical excellence to develop innovative products which deliver maximum value for the industries we serve with the minimum impact on the environment.

In the solar industry we are the leading supplier of halogen free film for backsheets with over 45GW of installed capacity worldwide relying on the unique set of properties delivered by Mylar® UVHPET™ based backsheets.

We have over 60 years’ experience of supplying Mylar® into highly demanding electrical insulation applications and 20 years of ongoing developments supporting the growth in the PV industry. With zero reported field failures, our product testing protocols exceed industry standards and are validated by the ongoing monitoring of our products in real life applications across the globe.

PES: How important is the solar/PV industry to you as a company?

SD: We class PV as one of our global strategic markets. This is based on a number of factors, but essentially it ticks the boxes in terms of the clear value proposition we have with our product range, the exciting continuing growth potential and how well it fits with our sustainability strategy.

Sustainability is one of those generic terms that can be very vague and mean different things to different people, but our philosophy is to develop products which deliver maximum value to the industries we serve with the minimum impact on the environment. I believe our UVHPET™ range fit this description very well with the proven track record of performance and safer end of life options through recovery and recycling.

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