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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 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.

Understanding…

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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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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?

Unquestionably,…

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How to Avoid Conformal Coatings Failures - As Told By Coatings Expert Phil Kinner

Posted on 01 October 2018 by Electrolube DE
Tags: Conformal Coatings, FAQ, Knowledge

How to Avoid Conformal Coatings Failures - As Told By Coatings Expert Phil Kinner

In this, the first of what I hope will become a useful series of ‘how to’ blogs on the selection and application of conformal coatings, I’m going to explore why conformal coatings sometimes fail in service; in particular, why they fail, and the steps that you can take to avoid failure in the first place.

Here at Electrolube, we produce some of the best – perhaps the best – electro-chemicals and circuit protection products on the market. But while we take great care in our…

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