HumiSeal publishes comprehensive facts and data book on conformal coating

HumiSeal, the leading conformal coatings solutions provider for the protection of printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies, has announced that it has published its new edition of the Conformal Coating Facts and Data Handbook designed to be a portal of information regarding the technology and processes surrounding conformal coatings. At over 30 pages, the book is currently available as an interactive PDF document giving readers access to information ranging from the different chemistry type, to application methods and a full and comprehensive glossary of terms. The company will also be publishing a hardcopy version of the document. Copies of the publication can be requested by e-mailing deborah.hammond@humiseal.eu.

The popular and revised conformal coatings handbook is designed to form a readily understandable, introductory guide focusing on the main issues of selecting a coating material and putting it into process. Its objective is to present the salient facts in a succinct style rather than attempting to take the reader into a long and detailed scientific explanation. HumiSeal believes that the need for such a guide has never been so great. The global shortage of electronics engineers is drawing a steady stream of newcomers into the field. In addition, the reliability-enhancing nature of conformal coatings has established itself as a highly effective way to combat the vast cost, not to mention reputation-damaging effects, of having to rectify field failures. As such, the company has witnessed the use of conformal coatings becoming increasingly popular in many less traditional consumer and domestic applications – especially densely packaged portable electronics devices that can be susceptible to environmentally induced failures in the field.

Nonetheless, choosing the right coating material and application process can be very difficult and time-consuming for the uninitiated. Without a sound overview of the subject and familiarity with the relevant standards and specifications, expensive and irreversible errors can easily be made. HumiSeal has led the way for over 50 years and today stands out as a uniquely experienced and dynamic company that is completely unbiased when it comes to coating chemistry. It is the only company in the market whose sole business is the development and supply of conformal coatings. This single-minded focus enables it to work as a partner with its customers, developing products that are tailored to exact requirements. Today, the company is renowned for its technical leadership, energy and vision. By understanding that developing a conformal coating process involves a partnership between the end user, the equipment manufacturer, and the coating supplier, it has successfully answered the requirements of customers all over the world.

David Greenman, managing director for HumiSeal Europe, explains why the book has been created:
“As one of the industry’s leading authorities on conformal coating we have had a ‘Facts&Data’ booklet available for sometime. However, we had noticed that our customers and others in the industry were becoming increasingly confused about the differing types of conformal coating, the techniques for application, and some of the terms used in the sector. Given our position and experience in this sector we felt that we should dispel this confusion. The Conformal Coating Facts and Data Handbook goes a long way to achieving this and we have other initiatives that will be coming to market in the very near future that will further simplify the selection process and re-affirm HumiSeal’s position as the leading voice in this sector”.