Electrolube is set to launch an innovative range of UV Conformal Coatings, Thermal Management solutions and Encapsulation Resins at this year’s IPC APEX EXPO, held at the San Diego Convention Centre, CA, from 4-6 February.
The company’s commitment to the evolving needs of its customers saw the launch of these new products reach an unprecedented level of success at Productronica recently, where Electrolube’s newly redesigned stand highlighted their escalating global growth and strong global position as a complete solutions provider of electro-chemicals.
At IPC APEX EXPO, Electrolube will demonstrate its advanced technical capability to the US market by launching solutions that really help manufacturers speed up production and increase reliability and lifetime of products.
The company will display a range of new rapid curing UV conformal coatings that enable immediate board handling with a full cure guaranteed within 6-12 hours due to the chemical secondary cure mechanism. One of the biggest advantages of the new range is its capability to significantly reduce production time. vastly. Most systems can take between 8 to 14+ days, and even longer in many cases, whereas Electrolube’s UV coatings fully cure in less than 12 hours.
Electrolube’s next generation UV cure conformal coating products are solvent-free, VOC-free and provide unrivalled performance in harsh environments, including high resistance to cracking during thermal shock cycling. The range features UVCL, a single component, medium-low viscosity dual cure coating with secondary moisture cure, ensuring complete cure in shadow areas.
The ‘Plus’ version of UVCL, UVCL-P, is a transparent, flexible coating which is extremely resistant to thermal shock and offers improved coverage and protection, along with a guaranteed chemical cure in 6 hours thanks to its unique secondary cure mechanism. An ‘xtra’ version of UVCL, UVCL-X, is a green-opaque coating that can be applied at up to 300 microns and has a higher maximum operating temperature of 150°C. UVCL-X shares the benefits of UVCL-P and increases ease of inspection.
The second resin launching during the expo is the ER6010, a two-part epoxy resin system with X-ray shielding properties allowing complete protection of the circuit board, components and design. This innovative solution from Electrolube is thermally conductive, 0.53 W/m.K and exhibits good flow characteristics, even with the most complex and challenging geometries. ER6010 has good chemical resistance across a range of environments for versatility but critically ensures complete protection of design and components, even from X-ray technology. Protection of design technology is becoming ever more prevalent and this is a specialist solution developed to meet increasing customer demand. ER6010 has an operating temperature range of -40 to 160oC, (180oC for short excursions of 30 minutes) ensuring its viability for a wide range of critical applications.
Electrolube will also introduce a versatile new range of gap-filling products with excellent thermal performance. The GF400 range is extremely adaptable and can be used in a multitude of applications from printed circuit board assembly and housing electronic components discretely to automotive electronics, including HEV and NEV batteries, power electronics, LEDs and fiber optic telecoms equipment.
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