Why use a conformal coating to protect your electronic circuit board assembly?


A conformal coating protects the circuit board during its lifetime of use

A conformal coating is a protective non conductive dielectric layer that is applied onto the printed circuit board assembly surface to protect the electronic assembly during its working life.

The coating protects from damage due to contamination, salt spray, moisture, fungus, dust and corrosion caused by harsh or extreme environments.

The coating is usually used on electronic products that are exposed to adverse environments where heat, chemicals and / or moisture are prevalent.

Conformal coating also can prevent damage from rough handling, installation, reduction of mechanical and thermal stress.

It can prolong the life of the product during its operation and at the same time, it can help to increase the dielectric strength between conductors enabling the design of the PCB to be more compact and small.

Finally, it also acts to protect circuitry and components from abrasion and solvents.

Want to know more?

For help on conformal coatings then talk to SCH directly.

We can help with all coating requirements and offer free advice to help you.

Contact us now

Check out our website at www.conformalcoating.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1226 249019, email your requirements on sales@schservices.com, contact our distributors direct or complete the details in the contact form.


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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