Electrolube’s UV Cure Coatings a Hit at IPC APEX EXPO 2019


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Electrolube has announced a highly successful exhibition at IPC APEX EXPO, with impressive interest in the launch of their exciting new UVCL range of UV Cure conformal coatings, designed to offer the highest level of protection for electronic circuitry with an exceptionally fast processing time.

Major interest from visitors was shown in two of the seven new coating products launched during the exhibition, UVCL-P and UVCL-X. The new generation UV cure coating range features UVCL, a single component, medium-low viscosity dual cure coating with secondary moisture cure, for complete cure in shadow areas. UVCL-P is the Plus version of UVCL. It is a transparent, flexible coating which is extremely resistant to thermal shock. The main benefit of UVCL-P is that boards can be handled immediately with a guaranteed chemical cure in 6 hours thanks to the secondary cure mechanism. UVCL-P also has a higher maximum operating temperature of 150°C and meets the requirements of UL94V-0 at thicknesses below 150 microns. 

UVCL-X is the ‘xtra’ version of UVCL, which shares the benefits of UVCL-P. The coating is also UL746 qualified and meets the requirements of UL94V-0 at thicknesses below 300 microns.  However, UVCL-X is a green-opaque coating, enabling ease of inspection. It is a highly flexible coating with excellent thermal conductivity 0.7 Wm-1K-1 for significantly improved heat dissipation.

The new UVCL UV cure coating range is a game changing range of conformal coating materials that are solvent-free, VOC-free and provide unsurpassed performance in harsh environments, including resistance to cracking during thermal shock cycling. The main benefit of Electrolube’s UV Plus and Xtra Cure coatings is that boards can be handled immediately, with full cure guaranteed within 6-24 hours due to the chemical secondary cure mechanism. The majority of existing UV cure systems on the market require minimum moisture secondary cure times of 8-14+ days.

Further UV Cure coating products, were also launched at the show and include a brand new film coating product, UVCL-FC, which enables the application of even thinner coatings and faster curing line speeds. 

Ron Jakeman, Electrolube’s Managing Director, comments, “The feedback we received from visitors was outstanding. Each of Electrolube’s new UVCL products impressed visitors for a number of different reasons, from high resistance to thermal shock and environmental benefits, to cost–saving and fast-drying properties: the products have really added a new dimension to the conventional UV Cure Coating and rapidly increase through-put and reduce costs for manufacturers. Our next generation UV range demonstrates real insight into solving issues for manufacturers, pulling together expert R&D from all of our technical specialists, located across the world, to be first to market with such a comprehensive toolkit of UV Cure coating solutions. It has already been a very productive year for Electrolube, and the success of APEX is another sign that our development plan in the USA is on track.” 

About Electrolube

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.

For further information visit www.electrolube.com. 

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