Masking boots are formed shapes used to cover components before conformal coating.
They are made to replace tape and dots in the conformal coating masking process for both Parylene and liquid conformal coating processes.
Using masking boots in protecting printed circuit boards (PCBs) from conformal coating application errors can be a lower cost, more reliable solution to using tapes.
The use of masking tapes, dots and liquid latex can be an effective process in protecting components from ingress of conformal coating.
However, the masking can be labour intensive, difficult and time consuming.
Masking boots can offer a labour saving alternative in both the masking and de-masking stages of the coating process. This saves time and money.
Further if the boots are recyclable then the savings can be even higher.
Three reasons to use masking boots
- Masking time is normally reduced. Masking boots can be 4-5 times quicker than masking tape.
- De-masking time is reduced. Again it is normally much quicker to remove masking boots.
- Masking boots are much less likely to leak. So there is potentially less damage and rework of the circuit.
This means you could save a lot of money very quickly when switching to masking boots.
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