HumiSeal® 1A20 is a single component, chemically resistant, fast curing polyurethane conformal coating. HumiSeal® 1A20 fluoresces under UV light for ease of inspection. HumiSeal® 1A20 coating is MIL-I-46058C qualified, IPC-CC-830 and RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC compliant and recognized under UL File Number E105698.
Cleanliness of the substrate is of extreme importance for the successful application of a conformal coating. Surfaces must be free of moisture, dirt, wax, grease, flux residues and all other contaminants. Contamination under the coating could cause problems that may lead to assembly failures. Although its formulation allows HumiSeal® 1A20 to be applied using a wide variety of methods, care should be taken to ensure that it is only applied in an environment where the ambient relative humidity is at 60% or less. Application of the coating when the RH is higher than 60% can cause acceleration of the cure reaction, resulting in bubbles in the dried film.
Depending on the complexity, density and configuration of components on the assembly, it may be necessary to reduce the viscosity of HumiSeal® 1A20 with HumiSeal® Thinner 521 or 521EU in order to obtain a uniform film. Once optimum viscosity is determined, a controlled rate of immersion and withdrawal (5-15 cm/min) will further ensure even deposition of the coating and ultimately a uniform film. During the application, evaporation of solvent causes an increase in viscosity that should be adjusted by adding small amounts of HumiSeal® Thinner 521 or 521EU. Viscosity in the dip tank should be checked regularly, using a simple measuring device such as a Zahn or Ford viscosity cup.
HumiSeal® 1A20 can be sprayed using conventional spraying equipment. Spraying should be done in an environment with adequate ventilation so that the vapour and mist are carried away from the operator. The addition of HumiSeal® Thinner 521 or 521EU is necessary to ensure a uniform spray pattern resulting in pinhole-free film. The amount of thinner and spray pressure will depend on the specific type of spray equipment used and operator technique. The recommended ratio of HumiSeal® 1A20 to HumiSeal® Thinner 521 or 521EU is 5:2 by volume; however the ratio may need to be adjusted to obtain a uniform coating.
HumiSeal® 1A20 may be brushed with a small addition of HumiSeal® Thinner 521 or 521EU. Uniformity of the film depends on component density and operator’s technique.
|Density, per ASTM D1475||1.02 ± 0.02 g/cm3|
|Solids Content, % by weight per Fed-Std-141, Meth. 4044||50 ± 3 %|
|Viscosity, per Fed-Std-141, Meth. 4287||100 ± 30 centipoise|
|Recommended Coating Thickness||25 -75 microns|
|Drying Time to Handle per Fed-Std-141, Meth. 4061||60 minutes|
|Recommended Curing Conditions||24 hrs @ RT or 3 hrs @ 76°C|
|Time Required to Reach Optimum Properties||7 days|
|Thinner, if needed (dipping, brushing, spraying)||HumiSeal® Thinner 521, 521EU|
|Recommended Stripper||HumiSeal® Stripper 1072|
|Shelf Life at Room Temperature, DOM||6 months|
|Thermal Shock, per MIL-I-46058C||-65°C to 125°C|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion – TMA||515 ppm/°C|
|Glass Transition Temperature – DSC||71°C|
|Modulus – DMA||89.6 MPa|
|Flammability, per UL94||V-0|
|Dielectric Withstand Voltage, per MIL-I-46058C||>1500 volts|
|Dielectric Constant, at 1MHz and 25°C per ASTM D150-98||3.5|
|Dissipation Factor, at 1MHz and 25°C per ASTM D150-98||0.028|
|Insulation Resistance, per MIL-I-46058C||3.0 x 1014 ohms (300TΩ)|
|Moisture Insulation Resistance, per MIL-I-46058C||4.8 x 1010 ohms (48GΩ)|
|Fungus Resistance, per ASTM G21||Passes|
|Resistance to Chemicals||Excellent|