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Wearable Technology: Protecting the Future in Electronic Developments

Posted on 01 June 2015 by Electrolube
Tags: Wearable tech, Consumer goods, Conformal coating, Encapsulation Resins, LEDs

"Wearable" – a term that was predominantly associated with the clothing industry is now trending for a whole new reason. Harnessing the electronic functions used in everyday life and incorporating them into devices and accessories that can comfortably be worn on the body, is leading us into the era of #wearables, #wearabletech. Everyone is talking about wearable technology and with such a wide scope of applications and products the industry is expected to see another large growth in 2015. In fact, for 2014, the wearables market was forecast to be worth over £300m within the UK market; the second highest prediction in Europe after Germany. The developments are continuing at a rapid rate too, with predictions such as this one by Gartner, that by as soon as 2017, 30% of wearable devices will be completely unobtrusive to the eye. Read more >

Thermal Management of LEDs: Looking Beyond Thermal Conductivity Values

Posted on 19 August 2014 by Electrolube
Tags: Thermal Management, LEDs, Encapsulation Resins

Specifically designed and formulated chemical products are widely used in the electronics industry for a vast array of applications. Whether it is during PCB manufacture or for the protection of components or complete devices, such products have become an essential factor in ensuring the performance and quality of electronic devices. Read more >

Conformal Coating vs. Encapsulation - Protecting Electronic Devices, Which Do I Choose?

Posted on 14 August 2014 by Electrolube
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Encapsulation Resins

The electronics industry is one of the most rapidly expanding industries to date, with new applications seemingly endless. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are found in many domestic, industrial, automotive and military devices, to name but a few. In such applications the environments can cause electrical performance to deteriorate due to the absorption of atmospheric moisture or electrostatic attraction of dust. Under extreme conditions, exposure to corrosive atmospheres or harsh chemicals, are just a couple of examples. In order to ensure reliability of these critical devices it is essential that the PCBs are protected to prevent reduced performance or in the worst case, complete failure. This protection can be offered in the form of a conformal coating or potting and encapsulation resins. Read more >