What can be Coated: Conformal Coatings and Parylene Compared

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Conformal coatings are used to protect printed circuit boards (PCBs) from dust, humidity/moisture, mildew/mold, temperature extremes, and other elements whose prolonged contact might interfere with assembly function. Coatings also enhance electrical clearance-tolerance, while safeguarding PCB components from contamination (particulate or otherwise), corrosive materials, and mechanical stress.

Epoxy Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Selecting a suitable conformal material for coating printed circuit boards (PCBs), related electronics, or other devices requires recognition of each coating type’s unique combination of benefits and drawbacks. These must be considered in relation to a given application.

Is Parylene a Conformal Coating?

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Nov 10, 2017

If, for some reason, you are told parylene is NOT a conformal coating, simply because it has no liquid phase of application, just walk away. And maybe have yourself a good laugh. For, as you may already know, parylene has repeatedly proven itself to be the most definitive of conformal coatings, for a variety of […]