Parylene Coating Blog by Diamond-MT

What Solvent Breaks Down Parylene?

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 07:21 AM

While parylene provides a reliable, versatile conformal coating, it can require removal.  When circumstances necessitate removal of liquid coatings – acrylic, epoxy, silicone or urethane – a wide range of chemical solvents can be used to detach the film from the underlying substrate.  No single chemical material/process is equally successful for all uses, but solvent processes are employed most frequently because they do the least damage to printed circuit boards (PCBs) and their components.  Such is not the case with parylene. 

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Why use a conformal coating drying cabinet?

Posted by Sean Horn on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 @ 08:45 AM

There are a lot of different pieces of conformal coating equipment.  Each one of them has their own unique purpose and drying cabinets are no different.  The three main uses of drying cabinets are to extract air from around the assemblies, hold the assembly still during curing, and to protect the card from damage.
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Different ways to deal with solvents in conformal coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, May 29, 2012 @ 09:55 AM

Option 1: Regularly measure the solvent exposure to operators.

Solvents can be used safely.  However, the exposure of the operator to the solvent fumes must be REGULARLY measured and RECORDED. This ensures a safe operating environment and if an OSHA problem does arise in the future, evidence exists to rule out the conformal coating process as the culprit.

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