LG Chem reveals plans to produce plastic photovoltaic panel frames

Oct 20, 2021 11:21 AM ET
  • LG Chem has developed a plastic material that can replace the metal in photovoltaic panel frames and is preparing to "begin major market penetration," according to a news release.

The 'LUPOY EU5201' developed by LG Chem is a flame-retardant crafted plastic product that supplements the mechanical residential or commercial properties of general plastics by including glass fiber to polycarbonate compounds. It's a flame-retardant material that maintains the material shape also during temperature adjustments as a result of its low thermal growth degrees.

LG claims its remedy has the exact same degree of resilience as existing light weight aluminum, yet is half the weight and also affordable in cost. Also, it has exceptional dimensional security that maintains its form also in temperature modifications, so it is not quickly scrubby or deformed by the exterior atmosphere. The chemical disintegration brought on by ultraviolet rays exposure has actually been reduced, which has substantially boosted the life expectancy of the item contrasted to general plastics, and the color stays the exact same also after long-term direct exposure to ultraviolet rays

LG Chem has PCR PC (Post-Consumer Recycled Polycarbonate) growth technology that reuses plastics utilized by general consumers, so the business can also generate eco-friendly low-carbon items making use of high-content PCR raw materials at the demand of customers. The firm likewise prepares to evaluate means to gather the solar panel frame that will be discarded in the future and also duplicate them into PCR PC.

"Solar panel frames constructed from plastic have lots of advantages that differentiate them from existing frames, such as convenience of setup, as well as consequently have excellent market capacity. Based upon the globe's finest intensifying technology, LG Chem plans to lead the rapidly growing solar product market through continual R&D and also financial investment right into mass production capabilities," claimed Steven Kim, leader of the engineering products department at LG Chem.