Technical Articles

Technical Articles

The powerful impact of protecting future LED lighting applications, including improved growth of animals, plants and algae.

Tags: LED Industry, Thermal Management, Potting Compounds, Encapsulation Resins

Jade Bridges describes some interesting applications of LEDs and looks at how modern protective compounds and thermal management materials are enhancing the performance and prolonging the life of LED lighting units exposed to challenging indoor and outdoor environments, with positive powerful results.

It is hard to ignore the phenomenal growth of the LED market, spurred on by new applications, advertisements for energy saving and company policies to switch to more efficient lighting systems.…

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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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