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How do I apply Conformal Coating? Which application method is best for me?

Posted on 17 July 2017 by Electrolube
Category: The Solutions People, The Lab
Tags: FAQ, Conformal Coatings, Vlog, Application

Which conformal coating to use is a question that here at Electrolube we get asked frequently.

However, Conformal Coating application is AS important, if not MORE important than selecting the right material for your application.  Even the best conformal coating, if it is applied poorly will provide inadequate levels of protection.

This is due to a number…

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Selecting The Right Potting Resin for The Job

Posted on 19 June 2017 by Alistair Little
Category: The Lab
Tags: Potting Compound, Resins, Knowledge Base, Alistair Little, learning

So far in my resin blogs we've looked at the various reasons for circuit potting and encapsulation using resins, outlined the various resin properties and how they relate to particular types of circuit protection, seen how to apply these resins in a production environment by deciding on which mixing and application techniques are appropriate to specific production needs, and finally, how best to achieve a satisfactory cure. But, I hear you ask, which type of resin is best for my project and production methods? How are my choices affected by the…

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Potting Compound Resins: Five ‘Number One’ Essentials To Achieve The Right Cure

Posted on 18 May 2017 by Alistair Little
Category: The Lab
Tags: Potting Compound, Resins, Knowledge Base, Alistair Little, learning

In my last blog, I looked at some of the critical things you need to consider before selecting your resin, which covered hardness, colour, viscosity and cure time. I do hope readers found this simple back-to-basics guide a useful starting point for further study and consultation. Of course, when it comes to the choice and application of resins, there’s a lot of information to take…

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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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