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Technical Articles

Conformal coatings for electronic military applications

Posted on 21 August 2014 by Electrolube
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Thermal Management

Electronics for military applications are expected to operate first-time, every time in some of the most varied and demanding environmental conditions known to man. Military programs often run over several decades and hardware will often be updated several times during the life of the program. Most aerospace electronics, will be exposed to significant amounts of vibration, often extreme variations in operating temperature (depending on whether the electronics are situated in cabin or non-heated areas), as well as the opportunity to be exposed to cleaning chemicals and de-icing fluids etc. Commercial and military aerospace applications will typically have multi-decade program lifetimes and the hardware will usually be upgraded several times during its service life. Read more >

Protecting electronics from corrosive operating environments to increase end-product lifetime and reliability

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Electrolube
Tags: Conformal Coatings

Conformal coatings are thin polymeric films, which cover and protect solder joints, the leads of electronic components, exposed traces and other metallized areas on PCBs, from corrosion in their end operating environments. Humidity, condensation, salt-spray, corrosive gases or a combination of all of these elements, activate the start of the corrosion process, which can be accelerated by residues from soldering and other assembly processes prior to coating. Read more >

Thermal Management of LEDs: Looking Beyond Thermal Conductivity Values

Posted on 19 August 2014 by Electrolube
Tags: Thermal Management, LEDs, Encapsulation Resins

Specifically designed and formulated chemical products are widely used in the electronics industry for a vast array of applications. Whether it is during PCB manufacture or for the protection of components or complete devices, such products have become an essential factor in ensuring the performance and quality of electronic devices. Read more >