Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) has introduced performance-enhancing materials for ceramic rollers in furnaces used to make silicon wafers for solar panels. The performance improvements associated with the materials are expected to lower costs by driving down the processing costs for each wafer produced.
MTC’s fused silica rollers can provide a variety of benefits for thermal processing and chemical doping of silicon wafers and module glass. The rollers are inert, have high mechanical strength and offer good wear characteristics, leading to a long life in a challenging high-temperature environment.
For high-temperature applications in aggressive atmospheres, MTC has developed HalSolar alumina/silica rollers, which have improved chemical resistance and excellent thermal shock resistance, and can be supplied with a smooth surface finish
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