Dow® has announced the expansion of its silicone sealant products to offer photovoltaic (PV) module assembly materials, furthering the global movement toward renewable energy. The newly launched DOWSIL™ PV product line with six silicone-based sealants and adhesives solutions can be used to deliver durability and proven performance for frame sealing, rail bonding, junction box bonding and potting, and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) installation materials.
The global transition to carbon neutrality and the desire for new and local energy sources to ensure reliable supply are creating a demand surge for high-performing, affordable, and renewable energy solutions throughout the supply chain. As the market for PV module assembly evolves to meet the rising demand for integrated building and infrastructure solar solutions, as well as large-scale solar power plants, the launch of the DOWSIL PV product line will provide customers reliable solutions with proven performance.
With multiple global production sites and backward integrated supply chains close to customer manufacturing sites, Dow is uniquely positioned to offer demonstrated solutions locally to this growing and evolving market.
Aligned with Dow’s continued commitment to its 2025 sustainability goal of delivering breakthrough climate innovations, the new solutions from the DOWSIL PV Product Line will help create a more sustainable world as a result of their increased net positive impact. Dow will continue to offer solutions for power electronics applications, inverter encapsulants, and the polyolefin elastomer ENGAGE™ PV Encapsulant product line.
Dow combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social, and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings, and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people.