Parylene Coating Blog by Diamond-MT

The Cost of Parylene Coating vs. Other Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Due to its excellent ability to stop the passage of gases, liquids, or radiation onto circuit board components, parylene is often considered to be the ultimate conformal coating for the protection of devices, components, and surfaces in many industries.

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6 Conformal Coating Defects (And How to Best Avoid Them)

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:21 AM

Conformal Coatings are polymeric materials used to protect circuitry, parts, and related components. They are most commonly used to protect printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic devices.

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How Parylene Cost is Determined

Posted by Sean Horn on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 @ 03:34 PM

Parylene is often priced out to be one of the more expensive conformal coating options.  After a quick look at some of the cost factors, it will be easy to see why.  Three of the main factors that influence parylene cost are raw materials, labor, and lot volume. 

 Raw Materials – Parylene Dimer and Adhesion Promotion

 Parylene dimer is the raw form of parylene.  It is the solid inserted into the machine that is broken down through the deposition process.  Cost for parylene dimer can be anywhere from $200 to $5,000 per pound depending on the different type of dimer.  A typical coating run is around a pound of dimer.

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Conformal Coating Process Decision Worksheet

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 09:53 AM

Conformal Coating Process Decision Worksheet

A common objection we receive from potential customers is that they perform conformal coating in-house as opposed to out-sourcing the coating to a vendor.  Many factors are often overlooked when it comes to conformal coating, so let's go through a process decision worksheet that takes into account many variables before a final decision is reached.  

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