Agfa and Ferrbatt sign agreement for distribution of Solar PV Backsheet
Mortsel, Belgium and Bassano del Grappa, Italy | January 25, 2018 9:00 AM CET
- Growing market demand for Agfa’s UNIQOAT backsheet requires reinforcement of sales
- Ferrbatt well-geared for local industry supply and support
Since its launch in April 2017 at the SNEC Exhibition in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, Agfa’s UNIQOAT backsheet film has enjoyed great interest from the global photovoltaic (PV) solar panel manufacturing industry. To respond to the growing market demand Agfa has appointed Ferrbatt Srl, Italy, as exclusive distributor in the EMEA region.
“Next to the strong reputation that Ferrbatt has established over the years with manufacturers of solar panels around the globe, also their deep understanding of market needs in terms of supply and service has led Agfa to partner with Ferrbatt.”, said Cesar Campos, Business Manager of Agfa’s Functional Foils Business Unit. “Both our companies share operational excellence and global business experience, two essential qualities for success in this extremely dynamic environment.”
Stefano Ferrante, General Manager of Ferrbatt, comments: ”We are very pleased to have Agfa’s backsheet solutions included in our portfolio. UNIQOAT’s exceptional durability and contribution to higher power output bring benefit to both the owners and the manufacturers of solar panels and thereby represent a highly relevant competitive value.”
Most solar PV panels use polyester films at their back side to electrically insulate and protect the solar cells and components. Whereas traditional backsheet structures require the lamination of several different types of film, each dedicated to perform a specific function, Agfa’s UNIQOAT is a single layer backsheet. While all functionality is included in one single film, it delivers beyond traditional laminated structures with highest reflectivity for increased power output and zero risk of delamination. More on www.agfa.com/uniqoat
Italy based distribution company Ferrbatt was founded in 2008 to respond to the increasing market demand for raw materials and components for the manufacturing of photovoltaic solar panels. Highly aware of the importance of product quality, Ferrbatt have severe portfolio criteria in order to support their customers in the production of panels with most competitive power output and durability. While globally active, the company has built a strong reputation of efficient local response to customer needs regarding product delivery and service.
Stefano Ferrante, General Manager
Largo Perlasca 7, 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI) Italy
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The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Specialty Products). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,537 million euro in 2016.
UNIQOAT, Agfa and the Agfa rhombus are trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium, or its affiliates.
Werner Vandevelde, Marketing Manager
Septestraat 27 2640 Mortsel – Belgium
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Ferrbatt Srl, Italy, appointed as distributor of Agfa’s UNIQOAT backsheet solutions for solar panels.