Parylene Coating Blog by Diamond-MT

UV-Cure Touchup and Parylene Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 07:39 AM

A photochemical process used to preserve conformal coatings, adhesives, and inks, UV curing generates a variety of value-added properties in comparison to conventional curing techniques.  Applying high-intensity UV light to dry (cure) coatings or other substances, UV curing can provide instant results, increasing production speed while reducing the need for and number of typical set-up and clean-up processes.  Lowered operating costs and increased production capacity are further advantages of UV curing for many coating materials and processes. 

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Parylene for LEDs

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

LED Lifespan as Effected by UV Light

Although LEDS are designed to provide as many as 100,000 hours of illumination under laboratory conditions, they are not nearly as resilient when subjected to persistent real-world, real-time usage.  Sensitive to electrical interference, moisture, UV light, and other persistent sources of physical damage, LEDs require protection to operate at levels anywhere near maximum efficiency.  Of all the conformal coatings available to deliver reliable safeguards on an ongoing basis, none surpasses parylene.

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Parylene Conformal Coatings and UV Light

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Feb 05, 2016 @ 07:54 AM

            Parylene has numerous outdoor applications.  However, a major drawback of most parylene types is limited resistance to direct contact with UV radiation.  Daylight is the most common source of UV light.  Prolonged exposure to its high energy radiation can cause objects extensive surface damage and lead to eventual malfunction of electrical light-generating assemblies within.  

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Protecting LEDs with Parylene

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, May 29, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Light emitting diodes are gradually replacing all other types of lighting. As they move out of consumer electronics and into general purpose applications ,the demands on the technology are shifting. It's relatively easy to keep an LED safe when it is mounted in the front panel of a computer or hidden under a cover on an alarm clock. Protecting it when it is going to be exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is more challenging.

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Can parylene be used outdoors?

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Parylene can be used outdoors. However, it has one drawback that could limit its suitability in some outdoor applications: sunlight can yellow it. With this in mind, product designers specifying a coating for a product to be used where it will be subject to sunlight should carefully consider the coatings pros and cons before specifying it. Frequently, but not always, it remains the best choice.

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Parylene: Making a Difference Across Many Markets

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 @ 08:36 AM

Parylene conformal coatings are used in many different industries. With their hardness, chemical inertness and ability to perfectly coat any surface, they have expanded well beyond their original military and aerospace applications. Whether it's a protective coating for an LED or a protective shell around a coronary artery stent, the compound is found in places where you might not expect to find it.

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Conformal Coatings for LED Applications

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 07:58 AM

From front to back, LEDs are improved by conformal coatings. Whether the coating is improving the LED's color accuracy, protecting it from damage or keeping the electronics functioning well, conformal coating of LED electronics extends the suitability of LED technology. Here are the top six ways that conformal coating and LEDs go well together

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Ultraviolet (UV) Stability of Parylene

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 09:48 AM

For all of Parylene's strengths, it has one key drawback—Parylene's resistance to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is limited. Most formulations of Parylene gradually yellow when exposed to the kind of UV light that's produced by the sun. While this isn't a problem when Parylene gets used to conformally coat a printed circuit board that's sealed in a box, it can be a problem when a display made of Parylene-coated LEDs is installed outdoors.

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What is the right conformal coating for LEDs?

Posted by Sean Horn on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are a huge and growing even bigger segment of the electronics industry.  LEDs are expanding into environments that demand a higher l evel of protection in order for the LED to function properly.  One way to get this level of protection is by using conformal coating.

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