Silicone Rubber Sheet For Solar PV Panels Laminating Machine

To be honest, The 5th Gen is fading out from our mass production. If it is still appealing to you, below is its past and present.

Silicone Rubber Sheet - 5th Gen

Because high quality materials make the difference

The 5th Gen is an extraordinary type of rubber sheets, specially developed rubber membrane consisting of a silicone backing material and a unique FKM covering layer. This covering layer is extremely resistant to outgassing* and related decomposing processes of EVA films. This makes our rubber sheet particularly durable and increases your machine running times.

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

*Outgassing: refers to unwanted chemicals that are usually a bi-product of the process and temperature. These acidic fumes are emitted from adhesive or other components and can lead to corrosion of the Diaphragm/Membrane. This corrosion manifests itself in surface degradation (cracks) + excessive stretching & sagging.

Product Overview

Silicone rubber sheet, also called silicone rubber membrane or silicone diaphragm, is applied for the lamination process of solar photovoltaic modules. During the laminating period, silicone rubber sheets transfer the laminator’s temperature and pressure to modules. Thanks to its excellent physical and chemical properties, The 5th Gen silicone rubber sheet can work at least 10,000 laminating cycles with good EVA-resistant ability for some solar laminators.

Technical Data Sheet

Model No. The 5th Gen Silicone Rubber Sheet
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 Gen silicone rubber sheet 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 5th Gen has an excellent EVA resistant fluorine laminated surface with additional fabric reinforcement in the middle.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Deer Hunter – Asia’s leading manufacturer for special silicone rubber sheets 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 sheets from us.

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

The 2nd Generation

Silicone Membrane Sheet For Solar Photovoltaic Modules Lamination

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

The 5th-lite Generation

Silicone Rubber Membrane For Solar Modules Encapsulation

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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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