Waterproof PCBs with Parylene

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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A printed circuit board (or PCB) supports and connects electronic components within everyday devices. There are water resistant phones and waterproof watches, but how are the printed circuit boards protected? Coating the board adequately is extremely important otherwise any missed point is a potential shorting point. Here’s how you can waterproof a printed circuit board with parylene.

Parylene: The Types and Uses

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Parylene is used medical, aerospace, military and almost every other industry we can think of. It's applications are as varied as its benefits and has an impressive list of advantages over other conformal coatings. Taking an even closer look shows that the different types of parylene have their own unique benefits. Each of the three types is best for a certain kind of job.

Everything You Need to Know About Conformal Coating for Electronics

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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When we use electronics throughout the day, we rarely consider how they operate. Thinking about the inner workings of electronics can be mind-boggling as they are so small yet produce so much. From everything like a handheld electronic to security systems, there are electronic circuits making things run. These circuits must be protected. Read on to learn about why and how.

Why Parylene is the Preferred Coating Over Acrylic

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Oct 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Parylene and acrylic coatings are two widely used substances for coating products like circuit boards, medical devices, and many other devices. While acrylic is a bit more expensive, and a very popular option, it hasn't quite stood up to the quality and range of uses Parylene offers. So what are some of the major differences between these two coatings?

Where to Buy Parylene

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Oct 3, 2017 9:00:00 PM

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When you think of coatings, you probably imagine some sort of liquid that drys to form a protective layer. Parylene is a type of conformal coating that begins as a powder. It forms a plastic film that forms a layer of protection. It is a complex process that exists on the surface of everyday items around us.

Conformal Coating Basics: Why Parylene is Superior to Liquid Application

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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There's a lot to know about conformal coatings, but when it comes to application techniques and methods, it's especially important to do your homework. The application of liquid conformal coatings is specialized and must be done carefully to ensure strength, longevity, and proper coverage--so today, we're going to take a look at the basics about liquid coating application.

What Causes Parylene Failure?

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Sep 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Parylene is one of the most reliable conformal coatings used in any industry. It saves lives in the hospital room, protects lives in space travel, and makes lives easier in microwave oven technology. Still, nothing is perfect. There are some cases when parylene can fail--and today, we'll take a look at the causes behind these problems.