For over 60 years, Tedlar® has helped enable new possibilities through superior surface protection. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at some of the most impactful milestones that have helped build a legacy of tested, trusted and proven performance.
DuPont receives an original registered trademark for Tedlar® PVF film and officially introduces it for commercial use.
Tedlar® in backsheet construction for solar applications is first proposed in an article published for a U.N. conference on new sources for solar energy.
Lasting protection for exterior applications
Tedlar® is first used as a surface finish for outdoor building materials in the early 1960s.
Superior performance against the elements
For over 60 years, Tedlar® has been protecting buildings against even the most extreme elements.
The easy-to-clean, scuff- and chemical-resistant Tedlar® is first used to preserve the look of aircraft interiors.
Tedlar® partner J. Josephson, Inc. marries their vinyl wallcovering with Tedlar® PVF film to create a durable wallcovering.
When the first solar-powered aircraft takes flight across the English Channel, Tedlar® is on board—protecting several components.
Wallcoverings with Tedlar® film introduced
In 1981, healthcare facilities begin using Tedlar® film to enhance the performance of wallcoverings.
High performance for high-traffic areas
Today, Tedlar® Wallcoverings continue to provide the perfect balance of style and durability for a range of healthcare and hospitality applications.
As companies begin to expand renewable energy solutions, Tedlar® film-based backsheets are introduced to protect and extend the life of solar panels.
Following an extensive, 11-year study sponsored by the US Department of Energy, NASA’s JPL qualified Tedlar® film for PV backsheets, due to its long-term performance attributes.
The FAA replaces existing materials in passenger planes with Tedlar® PVF film due to its superior performance.
Tedlar® launches into outer space
In 2007, NASA selects Tedlar® PVF film as a key component for the Phoenix Mars Lander biobarrier.
Enabling a new frontier
On May 25, 2008, the Phoenix Mars Lander successfully lands on Mars and operates until November 2.
PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered boat is powered by Tedlar® based backsheets. In 2012, it becomes the first solar-powered vehicle to circumnavigate the globe.
The clear choice for PV performance
Clear Tedlar® film is first introduced as a lighter, easier to install and easier to maintain alternative to dual glass bifacial panels.
Increasing possibilities. Reducing costs.
Panels made with Clear Tedlar® continue to improve the performance of PV panels while also helping lower LCOE and ownership costs.
Designed to further extend the life of solar panels, Tedlar® PV rescue tape is an innovative solution to repair damaged backsheets in the field without having to replace them.