Protekt™ sets new production record at Madico, first in March, again in April!
Solar panel manufacturers are ramping up production to supply the increased market demand; As a result orders of Protekt have reached an all time high. The opening of our new Doi/Meshima plant coming online in March enables us to supply the increase in demand; additionally, our facilities have under gone the implementation of production advancements that eliminate waste across our worldwide operations. Many of our suppliers have been in sync with our pace, like DuPont Tiejin who has extended the date of a major asset plan to support our need for more PET. Working in concert with our suppliers and partners Madico is poised for growth.
As Protekt sets new records, TPE has become scarce due to yet another shortfall in supply of Tedlar®; deliveries of raw PVF film have been cutback nearly 70% until further notice. Director of Madico Specialty Films Division, Frank Mannarino states, “Madico takes pride in offering TPE as part of our suite of products to the solar industry, we hold a patent for the bright white, power boosting properties used in TPE Bright White as well as Protekt HD. Many of our customers are seeking Protekt HD as a solution because of its availability and is best in class for performance too…a real win-win with Value.”
At Madico we implement continuous improvement programs to ensure business continuity for Madico as well as for our customers. Due to the forward thinking of our development planning team and our partners, we are prepared to address challenges like material supply shortages. Madico has strategically setup a lean manufacturing process to ramp production up and down with the fluctuations in the market. Madico’s Protekt™ is unencumbered by supply chain constraints and is quickly becoming the new industry standard. Protekt™ is the obvious solution and is generously available to meet the short and long term needs of panel makers.
Madico’s production of Protekt™ was fast to react to the spike in demand that began in February, setting production records at Madico for March and again in April. We anticipate production to double within the next four months. Our reliable suppliers and experienced facility operators are prepared with a LEAN designed supply chain to ramp up efficiently. Due to the application of Green Manufacturing our process is more reliable and eliminates variation – What this means to our customers – Quality Backsheets that meet demand!
Protekt® has quickly become the most popular and reliable backsheet in the market and now with the doubling of demand, it is quickly becoming the industries primary source for photovoltaic backsheets.