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How do vehicles continue to perform in all seven continents of the world in the varied environments and conditions that we subject them to?

Posted on 11 March 2016 by Daniel Callaghan Comments
Tags: Potting Compound, Encapsulation Resins, Conformal Coatings, Thermal Management, Thermal Interface Material

Electrolube manufactures specialist chemicals for the electronics industry with a massive amount of applications and the automotive industry is no exception. This clever chemistry works hard to protect the many electronic components and sensors in your average vehicle and we have recently launched a new brochure targeted specifically at automotive electronics. Taking thought-leadership to a new level, our Head of Conformal Coatings, Phil Kinner has also produced an in-depth technical article analyzing and exploring the range of electronics in modern day vehicles along with some innovative methods of protection. Read more >

Three common areas that are overlooked in the Conformal Coating application process

Posted on 08 February 2016 by Daniel Callaghan
Tags: Conformal Coatings

Conformal Coating aerosol application

Conformal Coatings are used across a hugely diverse selection of electronics, from everyday household appliances to automotive and even in spacecraft applications; it therefore goes without saying that selecting the correct conformal coating for the job is vital.

So…… you believe that you have selected the right coating for the job and are good to go??   - WRONG!

You now have to apply the conformal coating. This is a stage in the process that is often overlooked in the design process and this can cause delays or problems in production…

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The birth of new products: 4 ways we innovate

Posted on 23 October 2015 by Daniel Callaghan Comments

Well, it’s less than a month to go now until Productronica 2015 and it’s almost all that we are talking about here in the office! Well, that and the rugby world cup which has been stirring some friendly rivalry within our multinational team over the last few weeks.

There’s been a lot of excitement for a few months now about the range of new product solutions that we have been developing ready to launch next month. Guaranteed to attract a lot of interest are our new Conformal Coatings (some of which are unique in the industry); epoxy, polyurethane and silicone encapsulation resins, and we have even enhanced a selection of our existing range of thermal products. When planning this blog and deciding on content it seemed a real no-brainer – let’s give everyone a glimpse into the workings and thought processes that we undergo during product development!

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Thunderbirds Case Study: Rescuing the International Rescuers

Posted on 20 July 2015 by Daniel Callaghan Comments
Tags: Case Study

A classic Thunderbirds character puppet

FIVE... FOUR... THREE... TWO... ONE! Thunderbirds are GO!

I’m sure for many of you, this intro needs no further explaining; it was the opening sound track to possibly one of the best known and loved TV shows of, well, several generations. My dad watched it when it first came on television in the 60’s; I remember watching it as a child, and then my younger cousins watched it when I was a teenager.

You can imagine my interest then, when I found an old Electrolube newsletter in our archives featuring the Thunderbirds. As it turns out, Electrolube was pivotal in the production of the show!

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