ENNEPETAL, GERMANY--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Alanod-Solar, the worldwide leader in advanced reflective and absorptive solar surfaces, unveiled its new lacquering facility in Ennepetal, Germany on July 3, 2010 in a ceremony before an international audience featuring customers, company executives, European solar officials and regional political representatives. This new facility represents a total investment of $25 million and the lacquering line increases Alanod-Solar's annual capacity by nearly ten million additional square feet of surfaces per year.

This state-of-the-art plant features coil-to-coil lacquering capabilities to produce weather-resistant aluminum surfaces for both reflective and absorptive outdoor solar applications. It adds to Alanod-Solar's innovative surface production capabilities, including its global lead in vacuum coating technology. Together, these technologies enable Alanod-Solar to produce its weatherproof solar surfaces entirely in-house. 

"Alanod-Solar continues to add to its global capacity and innovative product portfolio with this perfect lacquer for solar applications and impressive new production facility," said Ingo Beyer, CEO of Alanod. "As a company, we believe in the solar market in the US and have made substantial investments to ensure we can meet expected demand."

The company's recently announced mirosol® TS and mirosol® WP surfaces are black lacquered selective surfaces on aluminum that will be finished on this new lacquering line. These economical, highly efficient and durable solutions will also be available as MIRO-Fin® absorbers manufactured by Alanod-Westlake in Ohio.

In attendance and speaking at the inauguration ceremony for the new facility were Mr. Beyer, Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy of the State North Rhine-Westphalia Madam Minister Christa Thoben, and ESTIF President Olivier Drücke.

For more information about Alanod-Solar products, technologies or capabilities, please visit please visit http://www.alanod-solar.us or call 1-888-52-SOLAR.

About Alanod-Solar
Alanod-Solar is a division of ALANOD Aluminum Veredlung, a thirty-year leader in surface solutions based in Ennepetal, Germany. Alanod-Solar leverages the world's most advanced development labs and production lines to create superior reflective and absorptive surface solutions. The company's long history of excellence and reliability set it apart in the industry, with the performance of its products leading to higher efficiency, better durability and an overall lower cost of systems for solar technologies.

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