Madico Protekt® Backsheets Secure JET Certification
The Specialty Films Division of Madico Inc., one of the world’s leading backsheet manufacturers for Photovoltaic Solar Modules announces Protekt® has been granted certification from Japan’s Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET).
Requirements for JET certification extend beyond the successful completion of safety conformity tests; the manufacturing environment must also be compliant to a strict quality control process. Frank Mannarino, VP of Specialty Films, states “Madico’s standard operating procedures and internal product performance requirements are established to exceed industry requirements. The JET Certification confirms our commitment to quality, performance and customer support.”
The PV industry is focused on Japan. The region is poised for growth and is considered by many as the next great hot spot of solar installations over the next several years. The exciting opportunity is being driven by government issued “Feed in Tariff” programs announced early this year. JET, the Japanese certifying agency, verifies that specific module constructions meet the exacting long term performance requirement of the region. Mannarino states, “JET certification for Protekt® is an added benefit to our customers worldwide who seek JET Certifications for their Modules, saving them time and money.” Madico’s global manufacturing operations include multiple sites within Asia, including Japan.