Coating for Electronics
The electronics industry covers the widest selection and diversity of products, often overlapping with other industry specialties and categories such as Aviation, Automotive, Military/Defense, and even Medical. Electronic assemblies and components are found in each. No matter the classification, the manufactures typically have one or more of the same goals in mind:
- State of the art protection for their products
- Improved functionality and reliability
- Extended life, even under the harshest conditions
Conformal coatings, not just with Parylene, are a necessity in this domain. Humidity, corrosion, electrical insulation, salt spray or chemical contamination are just a few of the challenges to advanced electronics. The industry trend toward sophisticated barrier films is driven by:
- Globally, PCB and other electronics and assemblies are increasingly miniaturized. Smaller, more sensitive parts require robust protective coatings.
- Manufacturers everywhere are adopting flexible circuit technology – these also need enhanced packaging and protection.
- Dense placement of circuitry and components on today’s PCB’s calls for sophisticated, high performance coatings with superior electrical/insulating properties.
- Higher levels of technical complexity in electronics drives up their value. Barrier coatings designed to protect and extend field life are justified.
- New developments and innovations in miniature electronics such as sensors, MEMS devices and other state of the art electronics drive the trend toward advanced coating solutions.
- Consumers demand superior performance from increasingly sophisticated high-tech electronics. They ask for products that survive the most demanding challenges – from waterproofing to corrosion resistance.