This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE presents recent innovations in conformal coatings for printed circuit boards, which include silicone conformal coatings, parylene-like hydrophobic coating, black conformal coating, and multi-cure conformal coating. Conformal coatings have been gaining increasing attention and acceptance in the industries due to the demand for reliable electronic components that can withstand exposure to harsh environment. It can be seen that the market trend has started to move toward a solvent-free or 100% solid-based coating materials due to the environmentally conscious trend. However, the limitations of current coating materials prevent manufacturers from widely adopting them. This TOE provides insights on conformal coatings.
The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints.
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Keywords: Conformal coating, printed circuit board, solvent-free coating, hydrophobic coating, silicone coating