David Savastano, Editor09.22.09
There is no one solution when it comes to manufacturing solar cells. Screen printing, vacuum deposition, spin coating, heat treatments, laser-based concepts, wet chemical etching and wet chemical deposition are among the many technologies utilized to make PV cells.
Trident’s new 256Jet-S inkjet printhead.
Inkjet is also growing in usage. With an eye toward the solar market, Trident, a division of ITW and a leader in digital inkjet printhead and ink, has launched “Trident Solar,” a new division dedicated exclusively to solar inkjet technologies.
“We feel there is a need in the market for an inkjet manufacturer that focuses on satisfying the needs of solar customers,” said Steve Liker, business manager at Trident. “ITW offers excellent resources, while Trident is flexible, and can bring its focus to bear on the solar market. By forming Trident Solar, we can concentrate strictly on solar, both rigid and flex
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