Parylene Coating Blog by Diamond-MT

Repairing Parylene Coated PCBs

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

Parylene’s CVD method of application generates exceptionally lightweight yet durable conformal coatings, with superior barrier properties.  Compared to liquid processes, the effects of gravity and surface tension are negligible, so there is no bridging, thin-out, pinholes, puddling, run-off or sagging.

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Safely Removing Parylene Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Despite conformal coatings’ ability to dependably protect substrate surfaces of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and related electrical components, problems can sometimes occur which compel their removal.  Chemical removal, which does the least damage to PCBs, is fine for wet coating substances like acrylic, epoxy, silicon and urethane.   Chemical removal methods are far less successful for parylene, despite the use of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process for its film application. 

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Common Parylene Problems

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

In addition to cracking, a range of associated issues may interfere with successful coating of parylene films.  Because it is applied via CVD, parylene generates a structurally continuous film covering a PCB or similar assembly.  In CVD, the interaction of vapor-phase chemical reactants formulate a non-volatile solid film on a substrate, useful for a variety of applications like corrosion resistance, erosion defense, and high temperature protection. 

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What Chemical Removes Parylene?

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

Removal of Conformal Coatings

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How Easy is Parylene to Rework?

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 @ 08:32 AM

When it comes to reworking, parylene's strengths are also its biggest drawbacks. In addition to its ability to comprehensively coat substrates, it is also, by design, very challenging to remove. However, "very challenging" and impossible are two different things. Furthermore, good planning strategy before coating can also help to reduce the need for parylene rework.

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Parylene Removal, Rework, and Repair

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Parylene's benefits as a conformal coating are well known. It resists heat, cold, moisture, and pressure; salt spray, electricity, and solvents can't permeate it. And while these attributes of parylene contribute to the conformal coating's appeal, they also present distinct challenges, particularly in regards to parylene removal, rework, and repair.

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Parylene Removal, Rework, and Repair

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

Parylene's benefits as a conformal coating are well known. It resists heat, cold, moisture, and pressure; salt spray, electricity, and solvents can't permeate it. And while these attributes of parylene contribute to the conformal coating's appeal, they also present distinct challenges, particularly in regards to parylene removal, rework, and repair.

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