Despatch Industries VOC Thermal Oxidizer Exceeds Performance Expectations

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Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. - June 21, 2010 - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, announces the successful market acceptance of its VOC Thermal Oxidizer. Despatch has sold over 100 VOC Thermal Oxidizer units. Customer feedback confirms that installed tools are exceeding performance expectations by completely eliminating VOC-related maintenance.

The patented VOC Thermal Oxidizer is designed and engineered to destroy over 99% of VOCs from gasses exhausted during the drying of photovoltaic metallization pastes in solar cell manufacturing. The tool was developed as a direct replacement for current ineffective abatement and VOC condenser options. The Oxidizer mounts directly to the furnace to eliminate any risk of solvent condensation. Oxidizers are located at the entrance and exit of the dryer section to achieve more effective abatement with faster belt speeds. This solution also meets legal and environmental requirements regarding the capture and destruction of organic materials.

"We are pleased to have achieved such rapid market acceptance of the VOC Thermal Oxidizer," states Jeff Bell, Product Manager. "Test data from several customers and certification by an independent engineering firm have confirmed the destruction rate under full production load. Utilizing the VOC Thermal Oxidizer keeps our customers' focus off of non-value added maintenance functions and allows them to focus on manufacturing high efficiency cells."

The VOC Thermal Oxidizer is included on new UltraFlexTM and is an available option on CF Series firing furnaces.

Despatch IndustriesDespatch 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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