Encapsulation Resins

Meeting the challenge of challenging environments

Electrolube resins in use.
  • UL approved
  • Potting / encapsulating
  • Sealing and protection
  • Cable jointing
  • Coloured and optically clear
  • Bespoke and ex-stock

Resin systems are designed to protect and insulate printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic components from the threats of harsh and challenging environments, including; moisture, vibration, thermal or physical shock and general contamination. By encapsulating the entire device, resins can form a complete barrier against such environments offering superior performance under extreme conditions.

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Potting and encapsulation resins also offer excellent mechanical protection. Mechanical protection can be identified in a number of ways; superior performance is evident in applications involving prolonged exposure or immersion in harsh chemicals, or those exposed to vibrational, thermal or physical shock, for example. The higher level of protection is achieved through the mass of the resin surrounding the unit. This is different for every application however potting and encapsulating resins always provide a far more substantial covering than thatoffered by conformal coatings.

Due to the bulk of material surrounding the PCB, potting and encapsulation resins are commonly two-part systems which when mixed together form a solid, fully cured material, with no by-products. In cases where the conditions are not considered extreme, Electrolube offer a range of conformal coatings which provide a combination of protection in humid and corrosive environments with ease of application. They can be used for complete coverage or selective application onto the PCB, thus minimising the weight added as a result of applying a protective material.


Example of Mixing instructions for Encapsulation Resins


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Encapsulation Resins

Polyurethane

UR5118 - Black Polyurethane Resin

UR5118
Black Polyurethane Resin

250g

Product code: UR5118RP250G


Ultra High performance Polyurethane encapsulation and potting compound offering a high level of protection in a range of operating environments while offering excellent electrical properties.

It has a high toughness offering protection from physical shock and vibration while and is hard to tear.

It has excellent resistance to sea water making it a perfect choice for marine electronics devices. Its low water absorption also means it has potential for use above or below the surface and has specialist fillers in order to maintain a low dielectric constant making it an ideal choice for sensors.


Key Properties:
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Low dielectric constant
  • Excellent resistance to sea water
  • Very low viscosity
  • Tough and tear resistant
  • Low water absorption
  • Excellent oxidation resistance
  • Excellent adhesion

Product data sheets
UR5118 (tds) Download
044-UR5118A-SDS13465 (msds) Download
044-UR5118B-SDS13466 (msds) Download