Linton to manufacture silicon equipment for photovoltaic panel makers within the United States

Feb 8, 2023 02:48 PM ET
  • Linton Crystal Technologies (LCT) revealed it will produce solar silicon production equipment in the United States and intends to break ground on a united state manufacturing facility in Q2 2023. The Rochester, New York-based firm makes silicon-growing and crystal-processing equipment as well as has formerly dealt with Dalian Linton NC Machine Co. Ltd. in China to make its equipment.
Linton to manufacture silicon equipment for photovoltaic panel makers within the United States
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" We've been working on this plan for a while currently and also are looking forward to reshoring production to the United States," stated Todd Barnum, president and also CEO of Linton Crystal Technologies. "As an U.S. company with Chinese possession, Linton Technologies Group, the geopolitical issues have been tough to navigate. Our company made use of to produce in Rochester and we aspire to get back to the United States."

Initiatives are underway to secure a website immediately, with future plans for expansion to accommodate worldwide orders as essential. Linton said it is also developing a global service group to support clients worldwide as the market aims to grow as well as boost procedures as well as effectiveness.

The business will develop a production center to build and also show the full line of equipment represented by Linton Technologies Group. This includes Czochralski (CZ) heating systems for monocrystalline silicon ingots, both semiconductor and also solar grade, as well as the machines for producing solar ingots as well as wafers, including wire saws as well as polishing equipment. Linton will certainly be the very first business to return this modern technology to the United States.

Linton's first investment of $10 million will be made use of to include a new center, establish a demonstration line, as well as develop 1 to 2 GW of manufacturing capacity, all by the end of year one. This will grow the business's workforce to greater than 75 workers.

" I'm excited to begin. This creates more chances for our staff members, new workers as well as their families," Barnum said. "The IRA and CHIPS Act have actually created the pathway for manufacturing financial investment to fulfill the need for U.S.-made products. We're mosting likely to satisfy that need and we have the competence to scale swiftly."

Linton Crystal Technologies has a lengthy background of manufacturing technology. The firm came from Rochester in 1952 as wire saw maker Hamco, and also with a collection of acquisitions became Kayex, a producer of CZ crystal pullers. Linton has been the unique owner of Kayex technology since 2013 (the IP stays with LCT in the United States). The business also remains to advance the style of the machines. It holds numerous patents, with others under application.

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