MIDLAND, MICH. (Aug. 3, 12:15 p.m. ET) — Dow Chemical Co. is adding capacity for its Enlight-brand polyolefin encapsulant films in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, and Schkopau, Germany.
The films are used in solar panels. According to Dow, the company will build two new manufacturing plants next year that will more than triple the company's capacity to make the specialty films.
“Converting solar energy into an efficient source of electricity is an area of expertise Dow will continue to develop,” says Brij Sinha, global market manager for photovoltaics, said in a news release. He said demand for photovoltaic modules has been growing at about 30 percent annually.
Dow started making the films at its Findlay, Ohio, plant in December 2010.