Specialized Technology Resources, abbreviated as STR, is an American corporation headquartered in Enfield, Connecticut. It has two divisions – Solar Cell Encapsulant Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Services for Consumer Products.
Solar Encapsulant Manufacturing
STR's Solar Encapsulant Manufacturing business is a provider of solar encapsulants, for the photovoltaic solar module industry. STR supplies many of the major solar module manufacturers in the world. The company, in conjunction with the predecessor to the U.S. Department of Energy, was the first to develop modified ethylene-vinyl-acetate, or EVA, encapsulants used in commercial solar module manufacturing in the 1970s, and has sold its EVA encapsulants commercially since then. STR’s encapsulants are used in both of the prevailing solar panel technologies, crystalline and thin-film. STR has developed many significant innovations since it first commercialized its products, including encapsulants with dimensional s