Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. - May 24, 2010 - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, received a very positive response to the UltraFlexTM next generation firing furnace on display at the SNEC PV Power Exhibition in Shanghai, China. Attendees were particularly interested in the innovative UltraFlexTM MicrozoneTM technology which provides users with infinite profile flexibility and precise control to adapt to industry changes in cell architectures, new pastes and selective emitters.
Solar manufacturers visiting the stand were very receptive to the new, next-generation technologies Despatch incorporated into the UltraFlexTM. The new tool offers customers superior performance and flexibility with better operational control, to ultimately achieve higher levels of efficiency. Visitors also appreciated the efficient design features and smaller footprint of the UltraFlexTM.
"We have seen unprecedented industry adoption of the UltraFlexTM platform, and currently have a backlog of orders in excess of $10 million," states John Farrell, Managing Director of the Solar Business Group. "With the technology performing above expectations, our focus is now on accelerating production of the UltraFlexTM and increasing our manufacturing capacity to meet the demand from our customers."
Despatch IndustriesDespatch continues to see orders and steady demand for its industry-leading CF Series firing furnace. The CF Series remains the top-selling metallization firing furnace in the industry, with over 15GW of production capacity sold, and over 350 units placed into China alone. Despatch has sold over 40 UltraFlexTM units throughout Europe and Asia.
Despatch Industries designs and engineers market-leading tools and technology for the solar cell manufacturing industry. The company's regional offices and complete global service network allow Despatch to provide local sales and product support to all customers worldwide. Despatch equipment is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum uptime and reduced operating costs.
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