Technical Articles

Technical Articles

A New Generation of Conformal Coatings for Challenging Operating Environments

Tags: Conformal Coatings, Research

Electrolube’s Phil Kinner discusses the evolution of tougher, more environmentally friendly conformal coating materials that have been formulated to cope reliably with the rigours of modern electronics deployments.

Modern electronic assemblies are increasingly expected to survive hostile operating environments and work reliably in conditions of prolonged high temperatures in the presence of thermal shock and high humidity, and where the assembly may be subject to condensation, corrosive agents or other types of chemical attack.…

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The powerful impact of protecting future LED lighting applications, including improved growth of animals, plants and algae.

Tags: Encapsulation Resins, Thermal Management, Potting Compounds, LEDs

Jade Bridges describes some interesting applications of LEDs and looks at how modern protective compounds and thermal management materials are enhancing the performance and prolonging the life of LED lighting units exposed to challenging indoor and outdoor environments, with positive powerful results.

It is hard to ignore the phenomenal growth of the LED market, spurred on by new applications, advertisements for energy saving and company policies to switch to more efficient lighting systems.…

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Conformal Coating Materials That Don’t Crack Under Pressure

Tags: 2K Range, Conformal Coating

Electrolube Put Two Component (2K) Conformal Coating Materials to the Test

The performance requirements of conformal coatings continue to become ever more challenging, as electronics are increasingly subjected to ever more hostile operating environments.  Simultaneously, environmental legislation continues to evolve, with an emphasis on reducing solvent usage and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. The use of solvent-less silicone conformal coatings is now mature, but often these materials cannot be used due to the…

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