SMTA – High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference

Chicago USA

18 – 20th November 2014

SMTA – High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference<br>

This conference asks 'how clean is clean?' and 'what is acceptably clean in the industry?' as well as presents technological developments in all areas of cleaning and conformal coating. As well as the technology conference there will be two half day tutorials, networking activities and a table top exhibition.

Phil Kinner, Technical Director of Electrolube's Coatings division

Electrolube will take part in both the conference and the table top exhibition at this event.

Phil Kinner, Technical Director – Coatings Division: "I will be presenting a paper called CC-830 vs the real world. The argument that the industry standard is not as relevant today as it was 20 years ago. I will present slides that show that materials that are CC-830 approved don’t necessarily perform well in a more representative sequential test regime of thermal shock, powered salt-mist, humidity and extended thermal ageing."

Kinner continues, "CC-830 is a significant improvement on MIL-I-46058C and has served the industry well. However, times have changed, technology has moved on, new coating materials have become available that don't fit well with the specification and end-users needs have become ever more demanding. Surely the purpose of CC-830 is to provide users with a guarantee that they are using a high performance material to minimise the amount of qualification and testing they need to perform. However, as the data in this paper shows, CC-830 approved is no guarantee the user will achieve success."

Electrolube wants to ensure that conformal coating users can manufacture more reliable products for ever more hostile and demanding environments to meet end-user requirements. Users need to be able to rely on coating materials qualified to a specific industry standard.

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