Berlin, September 21, 2022 Atotech, a brand within the Materials Solutions Division of MKS Instruments, is pleased to announce its participation in the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) held at the Milano Convention Centre in Milan, on September 26 – 30, 2022.

WCPEC is the world’s largest platform for PV research and development and provides a unique opportunity for international exchange by bringing together the three largest and most important international PV conferences: the European PV Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC), the Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (IEEE PVSC) and the International PV Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC).

Atotech, a globally leading brand in surface-finishing solutions, offers revolutionary metallization processes for the photovoltaic industry that provide mechanical reliability and robust stability of fingers and busbars. The electroplating processes can reduce material costs by minimizing or even eliminating silver consumption while improving cell efficiency.

Our product highlights at the show will include:

CupraPro® PV  ̶  Mild acidic pretreatment process that effectively removes oxides, improves the wettability of the cell’s surface

Nimate® PV  ̶  Thin nickel seed layer building the contact to silicon and diffusion barrier layer for the subsequent buildup of copper fingers and busbars

Cupracid® PV  ̶  Highly conductive, low stressed and ductile copper composition tailored for operation in current densities ranging from 2 up to 25 ASD

Niveostan® PV   ̶  High speed tin processes for solderability and protection of copper layers 

Argalux® PV – For thin silver capping layers

MKS’ photovoltaic expert for the Atotech product, Irene Kubitza, will talk about “Solar cell metallization by low-stress and ductile copper plating” in the exhibition area on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 4.30 to 4.45 p.m.

Visit us at booth F3 to learn more about the improved performance and productivity that MKS’ Atotech metallization processes can offer.

Conference: World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC)

Date: September 26 – 30, 2022

Venue: Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy

Booth no.:  F3

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