Caption: ECCOH™ XL 8148 solutions are suitable for photovoltaic cables used in solar power generation
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POMMERLOCH, Luxembourg – January 9, 2023 – Avient Corporation today announced the launch of new, sustainability-enabling cross-linkable formulations for photovoltaic cables in solar energy applications.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar photovoltaic (PV) generation is increasing by record amounts and is experiencing heavy investment on a global scale. An average annual generation growth of 25% during 2022-2030 is needed to follow the Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario, as set out by the IEA.
“Avient has an ongoing commitment to sustainability, whether through bio-polymers, recycled solutions, or supporting the growth of sustainable infrastructure,” said Matt Mitchell, director of global marketing, Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. “We are constantly working on new formulations to overcome customer’s challenges and respond to market demands. We are pleased to support the growth of photovoltaic power generation systems with these new high-performing materials.”
The new ECCOH™ XL Cross-Linkable Solutions for photovoltaic cables are REACH compliant and rated for permanent outdoor use with good UV and weather resistance, passing Arrhenius lifetime prediction tests as per IEC 60216-1. They also have good electrical performance, are compatible with either DC or AC power supply, and pass flame retardant performance to EN 50618 and IEC 60332-1 standards.
Beyond performance benefits, these new formulations can provide manufacturing efficiencies for cable producers by reducing the need to use multiple materials because ECCOH XL Solutions can be used for both cable insulation and jacket coating. In addition, they enable high processing speeds and, due to their unique technology, can offer up to a 50% reduction in catalyst usage compared with competitive technologies.
ECCOH XL Cross-Linkable Solutions for photovoltaic cables are currently manufactured in Europe and are available globally.
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