SCS to Present at the Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference


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Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) will exhibit and present during the SMTA Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference, scheduled to take place May 22-24, 2017, in Amsterdam. SCS will exhibit its Parylene conformal coatings that protect a wide range of components and devices in the electronics, automotive, defense, avionics and medical device industries.

SCS Vice President of Technology Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D. will present the paper entitled, “Challenges of designing electronics for conformal insulation to enhance their protection and reliability” on Wednesday, May 24. While the use of conformal coating is, generally, to protect and extend the life of the electronics, it is also important to understand and consider various design requirements of the electronics in order to successfully enhance the product’s reliability long-term. For example, the choice of the materials used in a product may have an impact on coating's performance.

For electronics, it is critical that components are assembled appropriately to ensure complete coverage by the coating as desired for functionality. Additionally, any masking or damasking requirements should be discussed to avoid any incompatibilities between the product and the coating. Finally, conformal coatings can fail due to the presence of contamination underneath the coating, making product cleaning a point of consideration.

This presentation highlights many aspects of electronics manufacturing that should be considered during the design stage of the product - prior to the application of any conformal coating. It further discusses specific aspects/requirements for Parylene coatings and highlights some of the key features that contribute towards enhancing the reliability and protection of electronics and components.

SCS is the leader in Parylene coating services and technologies with 19 coating facilities around the world. Additionally, the company has more than 45 years of applications experience in the electronics, automotive, medical device and defense industries.

About Specialty Coating Systems

Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, SCS is the worldwide leader in Parylene conformal coating services and technologies. As the direct descendant of the companies that originally developed Parylene, SCS has 45 years of experience and expertise that it leverages for its customers through coating facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company also offers industry-leading liquid coating systems including spray, spin and dip coating systems and ionic contamination test systems. For more information on SCS, please click here

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