- Heraeus Photovoltaics has announced expansion of its annual production capacity
- The new fab in Minhang will increase company’s annual silver paste manufacturing capacity to 3,000 tons annually
- It will also move the company’s entire fleet of R&D facilities in Shanghai Innovation Center
Heraeus Photovoltaics (HPT), the German metallization pastes supplier for the PV industry, is expanding its production capacity with the addition of a new site in Minhang, Shanghai. Once this facility is fully ramped up, the company, which operates all of its silver paste related business in China, will boast of annual silver paste manufacturing capacity of up to 3,000 tons annually.
The silver paste producer will also be moving its entire fleet of R&D facilities in Shanghai Innovation Center to the new head office building. Heraeus’ management further shared it will purchase advance experimental equipment and introduce ‘sufficient high-level talents’ that will help expand its global R&D center’s capacity and enhance the company’s overall scientific research strength.
“Our new site will enable us to work even closer with our customers and will allow us to innovate faster,” said President of HPT Wen Zhou.
Part of Germany’s diversified business Heraeus Group, Heraeus Photovoltaics has been operating from within China through a local affiliate since 1994, catering to Asian solar cell manufacturers.
Last year HPT launched 5 new high performance generation metallization pastes aimed at helping cell makers ‘improve efficiency and performance-to-price ratios’, dedicated for various cell applications including for N-type, N-TOPCon, heterojunction (HJT) and mono PERC solar cell applications (see New Metallization Pastes Launched By Heraeus).
TaiyangNews has a published an overview on players and metallization pastes for solar cells last year (see Market Survey Metallization Pastes 2019/20)