Waterproof PCBs with Parylene Coating

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM


A printed circuit board (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? Waterproofing the board by coating it adequately is extremely important. Any missed point is a potential shorting point. Here’s how you can waterproof a printed circuit board with parylene.

Why You Should Use Parylene

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM


As our electronics advance, they become smaller and smaller. The inner workings of electronics, however tiny, still need to be protected. Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are the little pieces that make electronics run. To protect them from outside threats, they are covered in what is known as a conformal coating, or a non-conducive film covering. Parylene is a unique conformal coating that is applied as a vapor. Read on to learn more.

Conformal Coating Breakdown

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Nov 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM


In the world of conformal coating, there are many to choose from. Each boasts their unique protection traits and what set them apart of the others. So it's important to break down what your product's specific need is. In other words, what does your product need to be protected from the most? Water, extreme temperatures, or maybe even gases.

Why Parylene is the Preferred Coating Over Acrylic

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


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?

The Importance of Cleaning for Parylene Coating

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Jul 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Parylene is one of the most widely used and widely trusted conformal coatings in any industry. It is used in every application from space travel to microwaves, and it is strong, reliable, and long-lived--but before it can do any of that, parylene needs to have proper adhesion. Let our experts explain why a little cleaning goes a long way in this case.