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Conformal Coatings and Resins: Their Role in Protecting LED Lighting

Posted on 20 September 2019 by Electrolube
Tags: Resins, Potting compound, LED

Alistair Little and Phil Kinner from Electrolube’s conformal coatings and resins departments describe how electro-chemicals have evolved to cater for an extraordinarily fast-growing industry.

Regular readers of our blogs will no doubt be aware of the phenomenal growth of the LED market, spurred on by bold new architectural designs, the universal pursuit of energy savings and the march towards more efficient, reliable and long-life lighting systems. And with the design freedoms and application…

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Getting The Best Performance from Encapsulation Resins / Potting Compounds

Posted on 15 August 2019 by Alistair Little FR
Tags: FAQ, Encapsulation Resins, Potting Compound

Electrolube’s resins expert, Alistair Little, returns to the subject of potting and encapsulation resins with this Q&A guide to some of the problems you are likely to encounter, how to overcome them and what you need to know when selecting an appropriate material for your application.

When I last broached the subject of potting and encapsulation resins, I went into some depth on the subject, explaining their chemistries and physical properties, how they behave when being mixed, applied and cured. For this column, I’m going to…

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Solvent-Free, Water-Based Coatings: Can We Rely On Them?

Posted on 18 July 2019 by Electrolube FR

At a time when we should all be considering the impact that some conformal coating formulations can have on the environment and start looking for more environmentally friendly options, let me pose this question: how effective can water-based conformal coatings really be?

In my blog series, I have looked at how to minimise and limit incidences that may hinder the performance of conformal coatings. Essentially, I offered advice on the most appropriate product selection, application technique…

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Thermal management materials: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on 18 June 2019 by Jade Bridges FR DE SE
Tags: Thermal Management, Thermal Interface Material, TIM, Knowledge Base, Potting Compound, FAQ

Electrolube’s Jade Bridges picks up from her previous article on thermal management materials, offering this guide to material types and their application, along with the questions you should be asking yourself before you decide on the type of material for a particular job and how you intend to apply it.

Selecting a thermal management material that is broadly applicable to a particular electronic assembly and its predicted operating conditions…

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Conformal Coatings: An Evolving Science

Posted on 17 May 2019 by Phil Kinner FR DE
Tags: Conformal Coatings

Conformal coating developments are far from static and must always be one step ahead of the technology curve if they are to serve the industry’s ever-changing needs. Here, Electrolube’s Phil Kinner chooses five trending customer queries on the subject of conformal coatings – from their properties, through that all-important selection process to the method of application. He also provides some insight into the special requirements of manufacturers applying conformal coatings to miniaturised electronics.

In my previous blog, I…

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