The worldwide cellular phone and smart device market has seen an explosive growth in the last few years. Smart watches, fitness trackers, and wearable sensors are all fast growing market segments. Many of these devices are susceptible to water / liquid damage.
In fact, almost one-third of all reported damage to these devices can be traced back to liquid exposure. Parylene and other thin vapor deposited coatings can provide device level protection that exceeds some of the current IP-X7 and IP-X8 water-resistance standards for consumer electronics.
In additional to water resistance, parylene coatings also protect these devices against sweat, humidity, and chemical exposure.