URMOND, The Netherlands - Royal DSM has opened its newly constructed manufacturing plant for KhepriCoat® anti-reflective coating at the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands. The expansion supports the need for additional coatings in the fast-growing solar-energy market.

KhepriCoat anti-reflective glass coating is an IP protected product developed by the DSM Innovation Center. The coating is primarily targeted at solar applications. It is applied on the cover glass of solar modules and strongly reduces the reflection of sunlight. The result is an increase in the energy output of these modules up to four percent. KhepriCoat is marketed through DSM Advanced Surfaces, one of the new growth platforms developed within the DSM Innovation Center.

Rob van Leen, Chief Innovation Officer of DSM, and Ulrich Frei, Managing Director of Interfloat Corp., the first licensee of the KhepriCoat product in the European solar industry, officially opened the plant.