Ceramic Industry

NSG Group to Begin Producing Solar Energy Products in China

August 23, 2011

The NSG Group recently announced it has reached an agreement with its local partner Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co. Ltd. (SYP) to start production of the group’s NSG TEC™ solar energy products in China. According to the company, it is making this move in order to meet the rapidly increasing demands of the Chinese thin film solar energy industry.

The NSG/SYP joint venture facility in Changshu (JSYP) already uses NSG proprietary online coating technology to manufacture Pilkington Energy Advantage™, which are energy-saving coated products for the Chinese market. This technology will now be upgraded for the manufacture of NSG TEC™ products, with shipments from Changshu expected to begin in January 2012.

The NSG Group currently supplies Chinese thin film solar energy customers from Japan and the U.S. The Chinese manufacturing capability will be gradually developed to enable local supply to the Chinese market. NSG expects to increase capacity further in China, with more coating projects under development in response to growing customer demands.

For more information, visit www.nsg.com.