ISOVOLTAIC PV backsheet receives fire resistance certification UNI 9177

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ICOSOLAR® TPA HR has been awarded with Class 1 according to UNI 9177, an Italian certification.

Lebring, Oct. 7th, 2013

The flammability of the ICOSOLAR® TPA HR backsheet was determined on the basis of the testing standards UNI 8457 and UNI 9174 with the classification of UNI 9177. The tests have been executed by the Instituto Giordano S.p.A and resulted in Class 1, the highest level.
The certification Reaction to Fire Class 1 is in accordance with the “Guide for the installation of Photovoltaic Systems – Edition 2012” published by the Italian Ministry of Interior.

With this certificate ICOSOLAR® TPA HR – ISOVOLTAIC’s PV backsheet for particularly challenging climatic conditions – again proves its excellence. The backsheet combines the best out of two different technologies (specially modified polyamide for the inner layer and Tedlar® for the outer layer) and has already been UL recognized, JET component registered and TÜV notified for approval.
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ISOVOLTAIC AG is a global market and technology leader for the development and production of backsheets, a key component of photovoltaic modules. ICOSOLAR® backsheets and encapsulation films provide long-term protection for solar cells and they reliably ensure that sunlight can be efficiently converted into usable energy. Products are sold mainly to large solar module manufacturers in Europe and Asia.
ISOVOLTAIC AG with its headquarters in Lebring near Graz in Austria has over 25 years of experience in the production of high-quality composite protective films for solar cells. The company’s key skills, including research & development and production, are focused in Lebring. With 3 subsidiaries in China, which concentrate on market development, sales and final production close to the customer, ISOVOLTAIC is positioned very strongly in the middle of the Asiatic region which is so very important for the photovoltaic market.
The company is managed by Thomas E. Rossegger, CEO and Manfred Schlögl, CTO.

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