08-Sep-2011 - Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Air Products Signs Gases Supply Deal with PV Manufacturer

Air Products announced it has signed a contract with Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co., Ltd for the supply of bulk and specialty gases at its news silicon thin-film photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility in Hengyang City, Hunan Province, China.

The contract includes the supply of hydrogen and nitrogen, as well as silane, nitrogen trifluoride, dopant mixtures and other products.

Hunan Gongchuang is building a 40MW manufacturing facility utilizing Oerlikon Solar's Micromorph® turnkey production line, known as the FAB 1200. The new facility is expected to begin production by the end of this year.

"Air Products is pleased to be the primary gas supplier for Hunan Gongchuang's new thin-film PV facility," said Wayne Mitchell, vice president and general manager, Electronics, for Air Products. "We remain focused on helping our customers drive down their cost-per-watt through innovative materials and product delivery solutions."

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