Air Products has brought onstream an expansion of its high-purity
hydrogen selenide (H2Se) production capabilities at its
electronic specialty materials manufacturing facility in
Hometown, Pa., the company said late Thursday.
The new capacity was added to serve the growing Copper
Indium Gallium Selenium (CIGS) thin-film solar cell
manufacturing market, according to Air Products.
Air Products can deliver H2Se to semiconductor and
photovoltaic customers at more than 99.99% purity levels, it
"Air Products has a long history of supplying hydrogen
selenide and will continue to deliver the cutting edge
materials our customers need to manufacture state-of-the-art
products," said Joe Stockunas, global business director for
electronic materials at Air Products.
Industry observers believe CIGS technology holds promise going
forward based on the significant advances in efficiency
improvement and high-volume manufacturing that producers have
already made, Air Products said.
To learn more about H2Se and view a short video on Air
Products' H2Se capabilities, visit their H2Se website by clicking