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Posted on 09 April 2019 by Alistair Little FR
Tags: Potting Compound, Resins, FAQ, Lab-Testing

Electrolube’s Alistair Little takes a closer look at some of the more ‘testing’ and technically probing questions that he receives from its customers in his latest blog on potting and encapsulation resins.

In my latest series of blogs for Electrolube, I have focussed on answering ‘five top tips’ for design engineers such as five common FAQ’s, and five…

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Thermal Interface Materials: Easing The Decision-Making Process

Posted on 11 March 2019 by Electrolube FR DE
Tags: How-To, Thermal Management, Thermal Interface Material

points  to consider with the selection and application of TIM materials

Last year I introduced the subject of thermal management materials – why they are necessary, what materials and methods are available to us, how best to apply them and so on – basing each blog on our customers’ frequently asked questions. Up until now, my colleague, Alistair Little, has discussed resins in greater detail in each of his columns; now, I’ve been invited back to pick up from my last series – this time concentrating more closely on the practicalities of thermal management with this five-point guide to material choice and application.


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An Insight into The Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Encapsulation Resins / Potting Compounds (FAQ’s)

Posted on 05 February 2019 by Electrolube FR
Tags: Potting Compound, Resins, FAQ

For the purposes of this month's offering, and expanding on the content of my previous blogs, I have selected five frequently asked questions from our customers here at Electrolube, to set the scene on what I hope will be an informative sequel to my last series.

Extreme environmental conditions are often encountered in the bid to offer protection for PCBs. How do resins offer this protection?

There are a number of different factors that influence the…

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‘How To’ Protect PCBs from Harsh and Challenging Environments

Posted on 20 December 2018 by Alistair Little FR DE
Tags: Resins, Potting Compound, How-To

How To Protect PCBs from Harsh and Challenging Environments

In this months blog, I thought I would continue with my theme of five ‘Top Tips’ for circuit designers and manufacturers who seek to ensure that the in-service reliability and longevity of their electronic assemblies and products are fully addressed.

1First, think very carefully about the sort of environment your PCB is likely to encounter. It is easy to ‘over-engineer’ a product in order that it will survive the very worst of conditions, but ‘worst conditions’…

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Potting and Encapsulation Resins: Cutting Though the Technical Jargon

Posted on 16 November 2018 by Electrolube FR DE
Tags: Resins, Potting Compound, How-To

Potting and Encapsulation Resins: Cutting Though the Technical Jargon

You only have to visit the Resin page on the Electrolube website to find out that resins come in many forms with a list of properties that would challenge even a chemist graduate!  Well, I do appreciate that most PCB manufacturers have little time to dwell on the subtleties – they just want a resin that will do the job. But with so many products on offer, how do you find time to wade through the jargon, make your choice and be confident that it will perform as expected?


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