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Visitors to this year's IPC APEX EXPO will have a great opportunity to learn about implementing a new generation of two part conformal coatings into production, thanks to a presentation hosted during the event by PVA Director of Application Engineering Jon Urquhart.
The presentation is entitled "Implementing Two Component-Conformal Coatings into High Volume Production and Their Benefits" (S31: Conformal Coatings II / Circuit Protection) and will take place on Thursday, March 1, at 10:30 am. It will be a very interesting insight to visitors looking for more information about the selective coating process of two-part, high performance conformal coatings for harsh environments and discover more about their numerous advantages over single component coatings.
The new 2K range of two part conformal coatings systems, developed by Electrolube, will be featured during the event. 2K has been a tremendous breakthrough, combining the tough, resistant properties of a resin with the easy application of a coating. Up until now, most of Electrolube's 2K range has consisted of polyurethane coatings, however, due to increasing demand, Electrolube has developed a new range of silicone 2K conformal coatings, which will be launched during IPC APEX EXPO on Booth 3532.
Electrolube collaborated closely with PVA to ensure that the thicker 2K formulations are fully optimized for application using commercially available dispensers. PVA's new two-component spray valve, VPX-2KS, has proved to be a highly successful modification for users of selective coating systems, adapting easily into their existing equipment, to ensure excellent control of material flow, improved edge definition and easier regulation of dispensing starts and stops.
Representatives from Electrolube's operation in Texas, HK Wentworth America Inc., and Electrolube's senior technical team, will be available during the event to discuss coating solutions with visitors on Booth 3532. For further information on selective coating systems, 2K spray valve modifications or to discuss 2K dispensing in more detail, PVA will be on Booth 1719. Visitors can register their interest in attending the 2-part conformal coatings presentation on the IPC APEX EXPO website.
Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing. Core product groups include conformal coatings, contact lubricants, thermal management materials, cleaning solutions, encapsulation resins and maintenance and service aids.
The extensive range of electro-chemicals at Electrolube enables the company to offer a ‘complete solution’ to leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, at all levels of the production process. Through collaboration and research, the company is continually developing new and environmentally friendly products for customers around the world and their commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient Environmental Management System in place at the company.
Winners of the Queen’s award for Enterprise 2016, Electrolube is represented in over 55 countries with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver a truly tailored service.