Specialist Coatings are used throughout the Military Sector and is growing continuously

The military sector all over the world uses specialist electronics systems in all areas of defence. Conformal Coatings, RFI / EMI Shielding Paints and Epoxy Compounds  are just some of the electronic process materials that are critical for the protection of military technologies, ensuring their reliability and long life.

A conformal coating can give electrical, physical and mechanical protection to printed circuit boards (PCBs), which are at the core of any electronic equipment system. The conformal coatings can protect the PCBs in environments of high moisture, temperature and particulate contamination and provide protection from critical areas such as chemical, nuclear and biological (NBC) attack ensuring the coated equipment remains functional and reliable under demanding conditions. Where a conformal coating fails then epoxy potting compounds and encapsulates can be used to give added security providing the ultimate in protection.

RFI / EMI Shielding coatings are protective lacquers with electrically conductive materials such as aluminium, copper and zinc impregnated within the blend. They are applied to non-conducting composite casing materials to shield sensitive electronic devices from radio frequency electromagnetic interference which can have an adverse effect on the reliability of the product. These coatings are used throughout the military sector and provide valuable electrical stability from phenomena such as cross talk.

Areas of use for conformal coatings, RFI paints and encapsulates in the military include communications systems, military vehicles including rugged ground vehicles, reconnaissance vehicles, aircraft carriers, attack helicopters, fighter jets, bombers, transports and much more. All of these systems containing circuitry components which require enhanced performance compared to everyday life and the application of these protective coatings provides much of that protection.

If you would like to know more about coatings in the military sector  or other products and services offered and supported by SCH Technologies, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 1226 249019, email us at sales@schservices.com, click coatings in the military sector or Contact Us to send us your requests.


About Dr Lee Hitchens

Dr Hitchens has been working in the electronics industry and the area of conformal coatings for over 25 years in various areas including sales and technical support. He has also been training people for almost the same amount of time in all areas of conformal coating whether that is materials & equipment selection, process development or troubleshooting to help them solve their particular problem. Recently, he decided that the industry needed a specific place where all of the useful knowledge on conformal coatings could be collated for users to find easily and use in their own production process. So, Nexus was born and he began the Nexus eBook project.

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