SGL Group Highlights Graphite Specialties for the Photovoltaic Industry at SNEC 2016

Silicon monocrystal growing with components made by SGL Carbon

Silicon monocrystal growing with components made by SGL Carbon

SGL Group – The Carbon Company – will showcase its comprehensive range of graphite products for the photovoltaic (PV) industry at the 10th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition (SNEC), one of the world's largest and most influential PV trade shows, from May 24-26 in Shanghai, China. SGL Group will introduce its latest products and technologies at Hall W2, Booth 320, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

As an important source of clean energy, the PV industry plays a vital role in reducing carbon emissions and the development of the green economy. China has taken the lead in developing clean energy as a major solution to combat its smog problem. The rolling out of "Belt and Road" initiatives will also bring new opportunities for Chinese PV companies.

As one of the first graphite manufacturers for the PV industry, SGL Group has been dedicated to product development and technology innovation to supply the photovoltaic industry with graphite and carbon products along the entire value chain. Given the high purity and low solubility in silicon of graphite, it is capable of producing high performance solar cells with very little contamination. In addition, the company also provides customized process technology and system solutions for the industry. Continuously enhancing its broad base of innovative graphite-based materials and solutions for the PV segment is part of SGL Group’s overall strategic realignment. In future, the company will focus on supporting and accelerating developments linked to the megatrends of mobility, energy, and digitization.

“SGL Group keeps a close eye on the global PV industry trends”, said Burkhard Straube, Chairman of Business Unit Graphite Materials & Systems, SGL Group. “With our industry-leading technologies and graphite products and solutions, we are committed to providing smart materials and concepts for the PV industry. With the continual demand growth for renewable energies, China is leading this global trend as well. China's PV industry has maintained a good momentum of development over recent years. We will support our customers in their technology-upgrading, product performance and efficiency improvement through our customized solutions.”

At SNEC 2016, SGL Group will present products for various crystal growing units and processes, including monocrystal hot zone, multi-crystalline hot zone, MFA boards, graphite heaters and graphite chucks for polysilicon converters. In addition, visitors will also find graphite heaters for optical fibers, epitaxy pancake susceptors, LED MOCVD susceptors, graphite boards and C/C carriers for PECVD coating at SGL Group’s booth.

You are warmly invited to visit SGL Group’s booth at SNEC 2016. Our graphite experts will be pleased to share with you the latest industry trends and answer your questions concerning our technologies and product portfolio.

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