Conformal Coatings

Enhanced protection for enhanced PCB performance

An Electrolube brand conformal coating product on printed circuit board undergoing UV cure.
  • UL, MIL and IPC-CC-830 approved
  • Solvent removable and solvent resistance coatings
  • Acrylic, Silicone, Polyurethane and Hybrid Materials
  • UV cure and water-based options available
  • UV trace to aid inspection
  • Thinners and masking products

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.

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The use of conformal coatings is particularly important in automotive, military, aerospace, marine, lighting, industrial and green energy applications. Due to the rapid expansion of the electronics industry, conformal coatings are also finding their way into the domestic and mobile electronics industries, providing the necessary combination of high performance and reliability within a vast array of electronic devices.

Conformal coatings can be used in a wide range of environments to protect printed circuit boards from moisture, salt spray, chemicals and temperature extremes in order to prevent corrosion, mould growth and electrical failures, for example. The protection provided by conformal coatings allows for higher power and closer track spacing, in turn enabling designers to meet the demands of miniaturisation and reliability.

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.

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Conformal Coatings

Low/Non-VOC

UVCL - UV Cure Conformal Coating

UVCL
UV Cure Conformal Coating

4 Litres

Product code: UVCL04LE


UVCL is a low viscosity, single-part conformal coating, which cures within seconds of exposure to the correct dose of UV light. It has been specifically designed to offer the highest level of protection for PCBs and can be applied using selective spray equipment. UVCL is the next generation of VOC-free conformal coatings. For full product details including test results please refer to the TDS below. If you still require further information please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Key Properties:
  • Single component conformal coating, which cures upon exposure to UV light
  • Designed to offer the highest level of protection for electronic circuitry
  • Exceptionally high speeds of application and cure
  • Low viscosity; ready to use for selective spray application
  • Dual cure; secondary moisture cure mechanism for complete cure even in shadow areas
  • VOC-free and non-flammable
  • Long shelf life
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Fluoresces under UV light for ease of inspection
  • RoHS Compliant
  • IPC-CC-830
  • IEC-61086
  • UL746-QMJU2

Additional information

Product data sheets
UVCL (tds) Download

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