Trina Solar Receives Approval of Manufacturing Processes from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) has approved two standards submitted by manufacturer Trina Solar aimed at ensuring greater consistency across the PV industry.
Trina Solar is the first PV company in China to lead the establishment of an international SEMI standard.
The first standard is the ‘Specification for Packaging Protection Technology for PV Modules’ (SEMI PV44-0513), which aids in the standardization of packaging during the transportation of PV modules.
The second is the ‘Test Method for the Content of Vinyl Acetate (VA) in Ethylene-vinyl Acetate (EVA) Applied in PV Modules Using Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)’ (SEMI PV45-0513), which guarantees minimum quality standards around poly ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA).
“The establishment of the new standards is a milestone in the development of both Chinese and International SEMI standards,” said James Amano, senior director, international standards and EHS at SEMI. “The standards reflect the success of increased global collaboration undertaken in recent years.”