April 29, 2011
-- Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC (THT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Solaronix, the leading supplier of Dye Solar Cell components and specialty chemicals in Switzerland and one of THT’s most important furnace customers, for the use of its furnace to test-fire samples sent from THT’s potential clients.
“The toll firing concept is a very good idea to give THT the chance to showcase its furnace and also let us see how our furnace handles at various temperature profiles,” said Michael Scott, Ph.D. and Research Scientist at Solaronix. “We look forward to this partnership as it mutually benefits both of us.”
Solaronix, a Swiss shareholder company, is located in Aubonne, near Lake Geneva. The company was founded in 1993. It is active in the area of renewable energy, and has a leading position in the development of Dye Solar Cells, a promising photovoltaic technology. In 2009, Solaronix purchased a HSK3505-0711 sintering furnace from THT for its dye sensitized solar cell module pilot line. This furnace features fast thermal response, uniform and stable temperature control and is highly energy efficient. Solaronix now agrees to run temperature profile tests with this furnace on samples sent from THT’s prospective customers at a reasonable cost, especially for customers in or around Europe. The HSK series furnace can also be used for thick film, electronic component, ceramics and metals processing applications.
“This toll firing business model not only benefits our potential clients in Europe, but also gives us an opportunity to stay very close to Solaronix and serve their needs,” stated THT Marketing Manager Joyce Zhang. “We want to give our sincere thanks to Solaronix for their support and partnership.”
Founded in 1993, Solaronix (http://www.solaronix.com
) is a leading supplier of Dye Solar Cell components and specialty chemicals in Switzerland. The company is located in Aubonne, near Lake Geneva. It is active in the area of renewable energy, and has a leading position in the development of Dye Solar Cells, a promising photovoltaic technology. The company offers worldwide deliveries to university laboratories, research institutes, companies and large corporations. In parallel to the development and engineering business, Solaronix produces on-site specialty chemicals including ruthenium dyes, redox electrolytes, and different types of nanocrystalline titanium oxides, mostly used in Dye Solar Cells.
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Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC (http://www.torreyhillstech.com
) is a leader in developing and delivering quality yet affordable equipment and supplies for multiple industries. Since its establishment, the company has expanded its business from microelectronics packaging components to large-scale furnace equipment for semiconductor packaging, circuit board assembly, advanced materials processing and solar cell (silicon, thin film, and 3rd generation dye sensitized solar cells) manufacturing. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company now has customers located around the world in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.