Enhanced protection for enhanced PCB performance
Conformal coatings are designed to protect printed circuit boards and related equipment from their environment. Typically applied at 25-75μm, these coatings ‘conform’ to the contours of the board allowing for excellent protection and coverage, ultimately extending the working life of the PCB.More info > Download product selector chart > Download product brochure >
Electrolube is among the world’s foremost experts in the formulation and application of conformal coatings designed to meet international approvals (including European and American military specifications). The range of products currently available comprises acrylics, silicones, polyurethanes, hybrid chemistries and environmentally friendly options.
Electrolube can offer both transparent and pigmented coatings to improve or camouflage the appearance of printed circuit boards. The range also includes a number of ancillary products to complement the use of our conformal coatings, including thinners and removers, peelable coating masks and thixotropic materials for dam and fill applications.
Electrolubes Conformal Coatings Technical Director Phil Kinner recently wrote a micro e-book on conformal coatings for harsh environments. It’s a great little insight into the selection, implementation and testing of protective coating process.
Product code: UVCLP05L
UVCLP is a part of the new generation of UV Cure Conformal Coatings developed by Electrolube to offer the highest levels of protection while maintaining a fast processing time.Applied using selective coating machine, UVCLP offers exceptional processing time compared to other UV cure coatings. UVCLP is touch dry after just a short exposure to the correct wave length of UV light, with a full cure guaranteed in under 24 hours by virtue of the secondary chemical cure mechanism. The chemical cure ensures that even shadowed areas are fully cured in a matter of hours. This is in stark contrast to other traditional UV Cure Coatings that can require weeks for a complete cure; (some shadowed areas will even remain uncured). UVCLP therefore ensures reduced work in progress times.
UVCLP is optimally applied between 100-150μm and is transparent and flame retardant below 150μm. UVCLP achieves excellent edge coverage, even on sharp components ensuring the highest levels of protection are achieved even during temperature cycling and thermal shock, out-performing most other coatings on the market. In addition, UVCLP offers exceptional performance in harsh environments; its' hydrophobic nature affording excellent protection from moisture, salt mist and even full immersion for short periods, (with the option to extend this period by applying the coating in a thicker layer). UVCLP is also flame retardant, meeting the criteria for UL94 V-0 when applied below 150μm and has good chemical and abrasion resistance.
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