Masking Boots for Conformal Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 9, 2018

With proper equipment and professional expertise, liquid conformal coatings and vapor-applied parylene readily provide printed circuit boards (PCBs) and similar electronics a durable overlay of protective, insulative film; parylene’s CVD processes ensure the coating actually penetrates the substrate surface, generating further device security. However, the very insulative properties that help co

Parylene Masking: Materials and Methods

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jan 6, 2017

Parylene deposition takes place at the molecular level.  Applied at room temperature through CVD processing, the typical thickness of parylene conformal film is in the microns-range. Advantages of parylene coatings include: Excellent material properties, adhering to a wide range of substrate surfaces, biocompatibility, chemical/corrosion resistance, reliable dielectric performance and thermal sta

Surface Treatments Prior to Parylene Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Pre-coating Essentials Poor parylene adhesion negates many of the coating’s most-valued functional properties, including dielectric strength, and resistance to the effects of chemicals, corrosive agents, and moisture.  Surface treatments that amplify the interface adhesion between the deposited parylene and the coated substrate are therefore highly desirable.  These treatments entail depositin