Technical Articles

Technical Articles

Conformal Coatings Vs Potting Compounds Which is better to protect my PCB, a coating or a resin?

Tags: Encapsulation Resins, Conformal Coatings, 2K Range

This is a question that is often asked throughout the electronics industry and Like any good engineering answer, it depends… on the degree of environmental protection required. The first thing to consider is often the design of any housing within which the PCB will be enclosed. If an assembly is enclosed in a housing which is designed to be the primary environmental protection, then a conformal coating is often used to provide a back-up to the primary protection provided by the housing. Where the housing is not suitable or capable of providing primary protection of the assembly from its operating environment, then most times a resin might be a better choice. Read more >

High-Performance Potting Compound Chemistries for Electronics Protection

Tags: Potting Compounds, Encapsulation Resins, Resins, Chemistries

Resins are widely used for potting and encapsulation in the electronics and electrical industries, and are generally found in three major categories, depending on their chemical types: epoxy, urethane and silicone. Electrolube develops, manufactures and supports a wide variety of resin products within these categories.

Epoxy Resin Properties

Epoxy resins enjoy wide popularity among electronics industries due to their excellent electrical and mechanical properties,…

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Wearable Technology: Protecting the Future in Electronic Developments

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 >