3M™ Specialty Glass - Silver and Aluminum Pastes are manufactured specifically for efficiency optimization of Silver (Ag) and Aluminum (Al) pastes used in solar cell metallization.
Ideal for Solar Cell Fabrication Pastes
Solar cell manufacturers add 3M™ Specialty Glass - Silver and Aluminum Pastes to electrically conducting powdered metals, such as silver or aluminum for the purpose of creating a termination layer. The resulting paste is applied in thin bands to the polycrystalline silicon wafer, and acts as an extremely efficient conduit to transport electrons from the solar wafer.
Our development teams at dedicated facilities are available to quick-turn samples and provide you with options to re-formulate, provide existing alternatives from our extensive portfolio, or design a custom-developed solution specifically for you.
Evolving with You
We can provide lead-free glass formulations to help you design products that meet evolving REACH and RoHS requirements. Our development capabilities can help you replace an existing lead-free product with one of our custom glass formulations, or assist you in choosing an existing 3M glass product.
Backed by Decades of Experience
3M specialty glasses are backed by over 50 years of proven insight and experience in glass design, engineering and production. We offer a wide range of glass formulations, available as frits – including flakes and crizzled granules; and powders -- custom milled to your specific particle size requirements. We provide our own custom composition development capability -- as well as our deep experience in contract manufacturing and toll processing -- to suit your needs.
Our specialty glass is melted in platinum-lined vessels. These vessels, along with tight control of raw materials in processing and experience in the design and manufacturing process, help ensure consistency of physical properties and prevention of impurities.
You can count on 3M as a consistent supplier with global reach. Our worldwide footprint allows us to consistently meet your OEM supply requirements in every corner of the globe.