(2010), "Air Liquide Electronics to supply chemical delivery systems for XeroCoat's turnkey anti-reflective coating system", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 39 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2010.12939aad.001Download as .RIS
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Air Liquide Electronics to supply chemical delivery systems for XeroCoat's turnkey anti-reflective coating system
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XeroCoat, Inc. today announced that it has selected Air Liquide Electronics US LP to supply the precision chemical delivery systems for XeroCoat's turnkey anti-reflective coating systems. XeroCoat's turnkey system enables low-cost manufacturing of high-performance optical coatings by glassmakers or end-users in the solar industry. Air Liquide Electronics US LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, and is a leading supplier of ultra-pure gases, chemicals, advanced molecules, analytical services, and specialized equipment for gas and chemical delivery to the photovoltaic (PV) supply chain, including wafer manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, cell manufacturers, and crystalline and thin film PV fabs. This partnership between XeroCoat and Air Liquide Electronics combines XeroCoat's proprietary high-performance anti-reflective coating technology with Air Liquide's global industry presence and chemical delivery and handling design expertise.
“Our partnership brings customers an innovative anti-reflective coating solution from XeroCoat that increases solar system efficiencies together with a proven worldwide supplier of chemical delivery systems,” said XeroCoat's President and CEO, Thomas Hood. “XeroCoat has selected a partner that is well-established in the solar industry to make our turnkey anti-reflective coating systems even more cost-effective and easier for our customers to adopt.”
“Air Liquide Electronics is the recognized leader in supplying and distributing gases and liquids with high-performance, cost-effective delivery equipment for the solar industry. The combination of XeroCoat's anti-reflective coating technology and Air Liquide Electronics' chemical systems expertise aligns well with our growth strategy of closely aligning to our customers' needs to develop new markets with innovative applications using new technologies,” said Dave LeBlanc, President of Air Liquide Electronics US LP.
Solar module and glass manufacturers can easily integrate XeroCoat's anti-reflective coating system into their manufacturing process, thus enabling the production of high-performance anti-reflective coating using XeroCoat's patented process. The XeroCoat anti-reflective turnkey coating system has application to the entire range of solar energy technologies, including crystalline silicon and thin-film PVs, concentrating PVs, and solar thermal devices.
Targeting the solar thermal and PV segments, XeroCoat's anti-reflective coating technology increases the power output of solar systems in a cost-effective manner. Utilizing XeroCoat's coating, solar module makers can expect a 3 percent increase in peak power output and a 4 percent increase in energy produced on a kilowatt hour basis. XeroCoat's turnkey coating system is simple, compact, environmentally friendly, and energy efficient, making it compatible with existing manufacturing processes throughout the supply chain.
Customers can visit XeroCoat's web site or contact Beth McAllister, VP of Business Development, to obtain more details and to inquire about purchase.
XeroCoat is a Silicon Valley company that designs and manufactures a high-performing anti-reflective coating for solar energy systems. XeroCoat's innovative technology delivers greater solar energy affordability today by decreasing manufacturing costs for solar module makers and increasing energy returns for solar system owners. Founded in Queensland, Australia and headquartered in Redwood City, California, XeroCoat has an international team of world-class optical materials and solar energy scientists and engineers who are focused on continuous innovation of coatings for the solar energy industry. For more information, please visit the web site: www.xerocoat.com
About Air Liquide
Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health, and the environment, and is present in over 75 countries with 43,000 employees. Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and rare gases have been at the core of Air Liquide's activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air Liquide continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current and future markets. The group innovates to enable progress, to achieve dynamic growth and a consistent performance.
Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life, staying true to its sustainable development approach. In 2008, the group's revenues amounted to €13.1 billion, of which almost 80 percent were earned outside France. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (Compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes. For more information, please visit the web site: www.airliquide.com