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Coatings Blog - Beware The Boards That ‘Bare’ All!

Posted on 18 April 2017 by Phil Kinner
Category: The Lab, The Solutions people
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Phil Kinner, PCB, Case Study

In my latest blog, I’m going to depart from my usual format of providing ‘five essential facts’ about the choice and application of conformal coatings. Instead, I’m going to provide an account of a specific customer problem – no names mentioned, of course – that brought into question the adhesion performance of a coating they had been using successfully for some time. 

This problem, and its eventual solution, illustrates…

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Potting Compound properties: why are they so important?

Posted on 17 March 2017 by Alistair Little
Category: The Lab
Tags: Resins, Potting Compound

Last month, I started this series of blogs on resins by going back to basics, questioning the core rationale for potting and encapsulation with resins, their fundamental chemistries and how each resin type differs one from the other – indeed, how their individual properties can be exploited to maximise performance under a wide range of environmental conditions. I…

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A Potted Guide To Resins And Why We Use Them

Posted on 13 February 2017 by Alistair Little
Category: The Lab
Tags: Resins, Potting Compound

In this month’s blog for Electrolube, I wanted to provide a little information on the subject of resins (yes, two puns in as many lines, completely intentional!). Essentially questioning the core rationale for their use in encapsulation and potting compounds; their fundamental chemistries and how each resin type differs one from the other – indeed, how their individual properties can be exploited to maximise performance under a wide range…

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