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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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Conformal Coatings - Some of my top-trending queries (FAQ's)

Posted on 29 August 2018 by Phil Kinner
Tags: Conformal Coatings, FAQ, Knowledge Base

I have quite a few years experience and knowledge of the coatings business but of course, I’m still learning. Some queries tend to crop up more frequently than others and I’m happy to provide an insight into these. I’ve written the piece as a Q&A – just as if you had put the questions to me personally…….

So, I understand that historically the most widely used coatings are solvent-based. Can you explain the main benefits of solvent free conformal coatings?      

These…

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Which Conformal Coatings Are Best Suited To Automotive Electronics?

Posted on 05 January 2018 by Phil Kinner
Tags: Conformal Coatings, FAQ, Knowledge Base

Which Conformal Coatings Are Best Suited To Automotive Electronics?

In my blog this month, I thought I would touch on some issues raised at an interview for a magazine recently in which I was asked what I thought the driving factors were behind the advance of automotive electronics, and how this affected Electrolube as a conformal coatings manufacturer.

The automotive electronics industry has evolved rapidly during the last decade and working in the conformal coating industry means that I have experienced this evolution first hand.  The most striking aspect for me is the speed in which the industry has…

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Coatings Blog - Beware The Boards That ‘Bare’ All!

Posted on 18 April 2017 by Phil Kinner
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Knowledge Base

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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