Acrylic Resin is the most popular conformal coating, currently making up about 80% of the market. Download the Acrylic Resin 101: Coating Facts Sheet today to learn more about this popular coating!
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Acrylic resin (AR) conformal coating currently makes up 80% of the market. There are many reasons for this. Acrylic resins are single-component materials. More specifically, they are preformed acrylic polymers that are dissolved in a solvent to be applied to surfaces.
Read on to find out more about acrylic coating, and contact Diamond MT — your acrylic coating provider — with your needs and questions.
AR coatings have these properties:
Why is acrylic resin the most popular conformal coating option? It offers many unique benefits, including:
Acrylics can be soldered through with minimal to no odor release. Their already short cure time can be sped up with a bake, shaving off anywhere from 17 to 23 and a half hours from the process. During the curing process, acrylics do not shrink and give off little to no heat.
Prior written authorization is needed before we bake any assemblies.
AR can be easily applied using one of three methods:
Acrylics provide an excellent barrier to both moisture and humidity and have good fungus resistance. This property is why acrylic coating is used on electronic circuitry. The coating conforms to the electronic device's shape, protecting the entire surface from chemical, electrical and physical issues, such as gases, UV exposure, humidity, condensation and liquid. The coating gives off minimal to no heat during the curing process, which is beneficial for heat-sensitive electronics.
Acrylic has minimal chemical resistance, making it ideal for reworking and removability. It is also nonconductive to withstand static discharge. This dielectric nature is advantageous for printed circuit boards (PCBs) since the coating will enhance its capabilities and life span. With this coating, you can put traces close together to make electrical components as small as possible, also called miniaturization.
If your top priorities for your coating solution are low cost and quick service time, contact Diamond MT — your trusted acrylic coating company. Our acrylic resin application process is simple, allowing us to complete large batches quickly. Our technicians will ensure that each device meets a specific thickness, so it is not too thin or thick. With acrylic conformal coating's quick curing time — and baking options to further reduce this time — you will receive your acrylic coated products in a matter of days.
Diamond MT can also remove and rework your existing acrylic coatings. Since acrylic has a forgiving nature, it is easy for our team to manipulate the coating for repairs or removal. For the chemical removal process, we use a solvent with a butyrolactone base, which is much safer than previous solutions.
At Diamond MT, we are conformal coating specialists committed to providing quality services through standardized processes and excellent service. There are many advantages to partnering with us, including:
Contact us online for more information about our conformal coating solutions or request a quote for your acrylic coating service.
There are many different industries that conformal coating plays a critical role in.