SOUTHFIELD, MI – Schreiner ProTech today announced the introduction of a suite of high-performance labeling solutions designed specifically for solar cell applications. Seeking to reduce costs associated with solar cell inspection and repair, Schreiner ProTech has developed three unique labels that are able to withstand rigorous outdoor environments while delivering long-term branding value to manufacturers.
Modern photovoltaic (PV) solar modules stress both material and system demands of marking technology. Labels used for production control, track & trace, branding, power rating, and nameplates must be able to permanently withstand extreme UV and weather conditions, as well as meet a number of legal requirements. Schreiner ProTech now offers an individual solution for every need.
Every solar PV module manufactured today is marked with an individual code for production control purposes and definitive traceability. The code is applied in a clearly visible location at the front of the component and is required to retain its legibility, even after years of exposure to UV radiation. To address these stringent requirements, Schreiner ProTech has developed a TTR-printable, dimensionally stable Embedded Label for application directly to the EVA (ethylene-vinyl-acetate) sheet of the solar module.
In order to communicate crucial power rating data and manufacturer information on the back of solar PV modules, Schreiner ProTech has engineered specific Power Labels that fully comply with exacting legal requirements. These important, safety-oriented nameplate labels conform to the requirements of EN 50380 and are generated directly after the module’s flasher test. Therefore, Schreiner ProTech only uses UL-approved materials and, if required, integrates additional features such as 2D or 3D holograms, ensuring maximum anti-tamper protection.
Schreiner ProTech’s specialized Branding Labels play an important part in communicating and reinforcing the PV module manufacturer’s brand image. Extremely weather-resistant, they are applied to the solar module’s frame, clearly displaying the manufacturer logo without experiencing any quality degradation for many years.
Tailored Module Branding and Security
Manufacturers seeking reliable protection from industrial pirates require tamper- and counterfeit-proof marking solutions. To ensure this level of protection, the Schreiner ProTech Module Branding Labels leverage innovative Color Laser Film (CLF) technology. The CLF Label is laminated into each module, receiving a laser inscription through all glass and plastic sheet layers of the solar PV surface at the end of the manufacturing process, producing zero emissions.
Smooth integration into the manufacturer’s production process is of paramount importance to the overall success of any marking solution, and the demanding requirements of each are as varied as the processes themselves. As a key development partner to its customers, Schreiner ProTech brings comprehensive systems expertise to any project. Schreiner experts advise and assist customers in the selection, installation and use of the components and systems required to process marking products, assuring viable system solutions which help strengthen the manufacturer’s market position.
All of Schreiner ProTech’s solutions for the solar industry have two things in common. First, all materials used have been awarded UL approvals and second, Schreiner ProTech has performed extensive material and durability tests exceeding the requirements of the solar-specific IEC 61215:2005 standard. In addition, all tests have been validated by TÜV Rheinland, thus providing users with even higher assurance of reliability and safety.
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SCHREINER PROTECH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
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