Technical Articles

Technical Articles

Protecting electronics from corrosive operating environments to increase end-product lifetime and reliability

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Electrolube FR

Conformal coatings are thin polymeric films, which cover and protect solder joints, the leads of electronic components, exposed traces and other metallized areas on PCBs, from corrosion in their end operating environments. Humidity, condensation, salt-spray, corrosive gases or a combination of all of these elements, activate the start of the corrosion process, which can be accelerated by residues from soldering and other assembly processes prior to coating. Read more >

Thermal Management of LEDs: Looking Beyond Thermal Conductivity Values

Posted on 19 August 2014 by Electrolube FR DE IT

Specifically designed and formulated chemical products are widely used in the electronics industry for a vast array of applications. Whether it is during PCB manufacture or for the protection of components or complete devices, such products have become an essential factor in ensuring the performance and quality of electronic devices. Read more >

Cleaning Technologies – Trends and Developments

Posted on 18 August 2014 by Electrolube FR DE

Cleaning is an essential process within electronics manufacture and has been used for many years to remove potentially harmful contaminants during PCB manufacture. Such contaminants include flux, solder and adhesive residues, and other more general contaminants such as dust and debris present from other manufacturing processes. The purpose of cleaning, specifically within the rapidly expanding electronics industry, is to essentially improve product lifetime by ensuring good surface resistance and by preventing current leakage leading to PCB failure. Read more >