In the fast-paced world of electronics, ensuring the reliability and longevity of electronic components, especially Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), is of utmost importance. Traditional protection methods, while providing a certain level of protection, have their limitations of non-reworkability, unpleasant odors, and protracted curing times. If you're facing these challenges, it may be time to upgrade your protective coatings.
In the electronic industry, the manufacture of printed circuit-board assemblies (PCBAs) has been greatly simplified by the adoption of “no-clean” fluxes during the soldering process.
It's no secret that conformal coatings increase the lifetime of electronic devices by providing a thin barrier that strengthens their ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions. That said, a lesser-known truth is adhesives and encapsulants provide a significantly higher level of protection on the entire assembly.
Counterfeit conformal coatings have infiltrated the electronics industry, posing a significant threat to device reliability.
Most Common Problems in Conformal Coating Application