Materials that can protect a circuit board from the environment around it

There are a variety of materials that can protect a circuit board from attack.

This protection allows these electronics to be used in many more applications ensuring reliable, long-term performance.

The process of protection by material coating can be done by several methods. These include:

  • Conformal coating
  • Encapsulation
  • Potting
  • Casting

Many names have been used interchangeably so there is some confusion of the terms.

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Why use a conformal coating to protect a circuit board?

What is a Conformal Coating?

How to Select a Conformal Coating Process – The Holistic Approach

Choosing a conformal coating process is a complicated and involved process usually balancing a number of trade-offs and compromises. This is because of three major parts of the complete process that can offer different options and create difficult choices.

These parts are:

  1. The Conformal Coating Material Requirements
  2. The Application Method Selected
  3. The Circuit Board Design

When you consider these three points you have to balance them to create the best compromise solution that suits your requirements.  This is the Holistic Approach to conformal coating.

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