Silicone, Urethane, or Acrylic?

Posted by Advanced Coating on Jan 7, 2020 10:02:47 AM

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With so many types of conformal coatings, each being effective for specific job types, it can quickly become overwhelming to choose an option that has all the right benefits. Today, we'll take a closer look at three conformal coatings--silicone, urethane, and acrylic--and summarize what you need to know to make an informed decision.

All About Conformal Coating for Electronics

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Sep 10, 2019 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.

Conformal Coating for Military Applications

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Conformal coatings are all around us in everyday objects and still most people don’t know what it is. Electronics need to be protected from environmental threats such as dust, water, temperature, and chemicals. To protect the printed circuit boards (PCBs) that make these electronics run, they are covered in non-conductive film, otherwise known as a conformal coating.

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. Its 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.

How to Know When Conformal Coating Needs Removal

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Mar 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Conformal coatings were designed to be safe and effective for years to come. Unfortunately, though, that isn't always the case. There are certain conditions which can severely impact the quality of the coating, limiting its effectiveness and even altering the product's overall performance. This can lead to serious issues. How do you know when your conformal coating needs to be removed?

Corrosion Resistance in Conformal Coating

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Mar 21, 2017 8:31:50 AM

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Conformal coatings are nothing if not trustworthy. They are placed in some of the harshest environments known to man, forced to face dangerous conditions for long periods of time without sacrificing safety, longevity, or functionality. This is possible because conformal coatings boast an impressive array of strengths that allow survival--but too often we look at the big picture and forget to appreciate the smaller benefits that work together to create this cohesive reliability. Today, we'll take a look at one of the most important strengths: corrosion resistance.

Don't Overlook the Conformal Coating Application Process

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Jan 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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There are vast and various benefits of using conformal coating for almost any everyday product. Truly, it's a science.

So one could safely make the assumption that once the type of conformal coating is done, you're good to go.

Not the case.

Choosing the right conformal coating is just the first step, now you have to apply it, and apply it correctly. It's crucial to understand the application process so that it can be carried out properly and efficiently. Without being applied correctly, conformal coating won't be able to offer any of the benefits we rely on in almost every industry.