5 Reasons to Use Conformal Coatings on PCBs

Each year the electronics industry calls for smaller printed circuit boards (PCBs) to function in more aggressive and rigorous environments. To achieve this, boards are coated with thin-layer polymers - called conformal coatings - that are applied to...

3 Ways to Remove and Rework Conformal Coatings

Conformal coatings were originally developed for military, aerospace, and marine applications but have been increasingly used in a broader base of telecommunication, computer, automotive, consumer, industrial, and instrumentation applications to...

What is the Best Way to Protect PCBs?

Have you ever considered how circuit boards can sit around in contact with fluids for hours on end even at elevated temperatures?  Think of automotive printed circuit boards (PCBs). They’re a good example of how such delicate electronic boards survive...

UL-Listed Conformal Coatings

"I need to find a UL-listed conformal coating. Can you tell me a little bit about the UL designation and do you have any conformal coating materials with this rating?"

Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) is a global independent safety science company...

What is Micro Coating?

Micro coating is a process in which durable coatings are selectively applied to small areas on an electronic assembly that require protection from elements in their operating environment, which commonly include moisture and liquids. Micro coating was...

Why Is My UV Coating Sticky?

Tackiness or stickiness may be noticed on the surface of some ultraviolet (UV) light curable adhesives and coatings. This phenomenon, known as oxygen inhibition, is the result of atmospheric oxygen inhibiting the cure on the surface layer of the...

More Reasons to Conformal Coat

As electronic assemblies get smaller and more widespread, conformal coating is becoming increasingly popular - because it can make the difference between premature failure and successful operation throughout required lifespan of the device. Conformal...

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