Silicone Rubber Membrane For Solar Modules Encapsulation

Let’s go on exploring more fun in the process of encapsulating solar PV modules. The 5th-lite Generation silicone rubber membrane comes up.

Silicone Rubber Membrane (5th-lite Gen)

Deer Hunter, a leading manufacturer in the field of silicone sheets, is specialized in the production of ultra EVA resistant membranes for the lamination of photovoltaic panels. In direct response to the particular needs of the solar industry, we developed the 5th-lite Generation silicone rubber membranes for solar laminator. It has an EVA resistant fluorine laminated surface with additional aramid fabric reinforcement in the middle. As one of silicone membrane manufacturers in China, we have a strong ability to provide excellent silicone sheets for many solar panel manufacturers.

Silicone Rubber Membrane For Solar Modules Encapsulation (The 5th-lite Generation)

Product Overview

The 5th-lite Gen is specifically designed to resist the deterioration caused by EVA-outgassing, and used around the world by the leading makers of both thin-film and crystalline solar panels. Building on their success, Deer Hunter continues to research and develop solar silicone rubber membranes to the various industries they serve.

Technical Data Sheet

Model No. The 5th-lite Gen Silicone Rubber Membrane
Reinforcement 1 Ply Aramid Fabric Insert
Material Silicone FKM
Color Gray Black
Surface Finish Smooth Textured
Feature Buffering Surface EVA Resistant Working Surface
Hardness 60+/-2 Shore A 70+/-2 Shore A
Density 1.25 ± 0.05g/cm3 1.95 ± 0.05g/cm3
Tensile Strength 8.5MPa 14MPa
Tear Strength 30N/mm 45N/mm
Temperature Resistance 250°C 250°C
Elongation 600% 180%
Compression Set 4% 4%
Resilience 25% 8%

Structure

The 5th-lite Gen silicone rubber membrane is an exclusive laminate produced from a unique pressed composition giving extended life in solar panel production. Look at the right image to get a clear view of its structure.

The black covering layer combined with the gray silicone provides the membrane with excellent features and very high performances even in the most critical applications.

Structure For Silicone Rubber Membrane For Solar Modules Encapsulation (The 5th-lite Generation)

Frequently Asked Questions

Before sending an official inquiry to us, customers may have some doubts about our silicone rubber membrane. Here we list most common RFQ for you.

Silicone Rubber Membrane For Solar Modules Laminators (The 5th-lite Generation)

As a leading silicone membrane supplier in China, Deer Hunter’s seamless lamination silicone membrane sheet enables photovoltaic module makers to produce panels up to 3800mm wide with no seam marks visible on the back sheet.

We find the question of surface finishes interesting - but in conclusion, we see no evidence that one option is better than another. Common sense says that a fabric impression will provide a natural venting path to aid release, especially in hot/sticky conditions. Most of our customers do prefer fabric impression 1 side and smooth 1 side. The physical properties of the material will be exactly the same irrespective of colour or surface finish - these do not change.

What can we do to extend the life of our sheet? A layer of PTFE coated fiberglass faric sheet between the modules and the membrane is often suggested. Usually thickness can be 0.25mm or 0.35mm.

This is really a vital question and can be best discussed together face-to-face. There is no one answer that is right for everybody. There are many determining factors that can affect the choice of silicone diaphragm for example type of encapsulant, the composition of the modules, size of the modules, the brand of laminator, and budget constraints, etc.

Commonly our data shows that The 2nd Gen upto 4,000cycles and The 5th Gen upto 10,000 cycles. As there are a number of variables beyond our direct control, it is very difficult to “guarantee” an exact cycle life.

For 1-5pcs, standard package is woven bags. When quantity is over 5pcs, they will be rolled inside a cardboard tube and then put onto pallets or into wooden cases. We will listen to our customers carefully.

Based on feedback from customers worldwide, we can see no advantage or disadvantage of different colors. Actually, colors are now used to differentiate between suppliers.

Can’t find the answer? Reach out to our customer support team.

Silicone Rubber Membrane For The Solar Industry

Deer Hunter – Asia’s leading manufacturer for special silicone rubber membranes for solar PV panels encapsulation in the renewable energy market. We can choose from a variety of laminator brands and types. Depending on the solar module production line requirements, our silicone membranes are specially designed to fit many brands of  solar panel laminators like Spire, Burkle, NPC, Meier, 2BG, Ecoprogetti, 3S, Komax, Electro Solar, Spaleck-Stevens, Nisshinbo, P-Energy, Mondragon, Boostsolar, Orient, ZST, etc.

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At last, you might be also interested in the other two type of solar silicone rubber membranes from us.

Silicone Membrane Sheet For Solar Photovoltaic Modules Lamination (The 2nd Generation)

The 2nd Generation

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Silicone Rubber Sheet For Solar PV Panels Laminating Machine (The 5th Generation)

The 5th Generation

Silicone Rubber Sheet For Solar PV Panels Laminating Machine

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No matter who you are and what you do, a wholesaler, distributor or end-user, we are always looking out for new partnership opportunities. Submit an application today and our sales team will get back to you as soon as possible within 24 hours and help you select the right silicone sheet you want.

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