Combination of nFOG™ and KhepriCoat® technologies to deliver superior quality of anti-reflective (AR) coating on solar cover glass. Royal DSM and Beneq are working together developing and commercializing a completely new and superior aerosol deposition technology for AR coatings for solar glass applications.
In this exclusive collaboration, Beneq will contribute its recently released nFOG™ aerosol coating technology while DSM will provide its unique KhepriCoat® AR coating. The combination of these two technologies provides an AR coating solution that is ideal for applications that require a superior coating quality on solar glass.
"The demands of the solar market industry in terms of quality are increasing," says Oscar Goddijn, Vice President of DSM Advanced Surfaces. "We're delighted to partner with Beneq, which has established itself as an undisputed leader in the development of innovative deposition technologies for the solar industry. This kind of open innovation is also extremely important to DSM. Together, we'll be able to leverage and amplify our unique areas of expertise to offer the solar market the next generation of AR coating technology that's designed to meet their needs."
Combining top technology
nFOG™ is Beneq's innovative new atmospheric wet coating technology. DSM's unique KhepriCoat® is anti-reflective coating technology for solar cover glass.
Faster, more flexible response to industry
"With this new joint offering, we look forward to taking our new nFOG™ technology to the market faster with the unique KhepriCoat® AR coating material. Together with DSM, we can now approach customers with a highly superior, complete solution that offers both the material and the coating technology," says Sampo Ahonen, CEO, Beneq.
Meeting future energy needs
Solar energy is widely recognized as an important alternative and renewable source of energy. By the end of 2014, global installed photovoltaic capacity will have reached 180GW (data from European Photovoltaic Industry Association). Worldwide growth of the global photovoltaic market is predicted to be 10-20% annually (EPIA).