Technical Articles

Technical Articles

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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Conformal Coatings Vs Potting Compounds Which is better to protect my PCB, a coating or a resin?

Tags: Encapsulation Resins, Conformal Coatings, 2K Range

This is a question that is often asked throughout the electronics industry and Like any good engineering answer, it depends… on the degree of environmental protection required. The first thing to consider is often the design of any housing within which the PCB will be enclosed. If an assembly is enclosed in a housing which is designed to be the primary environmental protection, then a conformal coating is often used to provide a back-up to the primary protection provided by the housing. Where the housing is not suitable or capable of providing primary protection of the assembly from its operating environment, then most times a resin might be a better choice. Read more >