Conformal coating 101: Learn how to save money and protect your board correctly Want to get the best from your conformal coating process? Then come and meet us at the IPC Apex conference and expo on February 11 to 16, 2017 at San Diego Convention Center in California, USA where we will be show casing our range of conformal coatings. What is a conformal coating? A conformal coating is a protective film that conforms to the surface of a circuit board assembly. The conformal coating can be used to create a protective barrier between contaminants in the environment and the assembly. It is also usually used on electronic products that are exposed to adverse environments where contamination, heat, chemicals and / or moisture are prevalent. This means that the printed circuit board assembly may be protected from damage due to contamination, salt spray, moisture, fungus, dust and corrosion caused by harsh or extreme environments. When the conformal coatings are applied, some materials are clear and glossy on the surface of the circuit board assembly. Some conformal coatings may be translucent or opaque. Others are too thin to be easily seen. Some coatings are hard while others are softer with a more rubbery texture. Conformal coatings may include a fluorescent trace that glows a bright blue /green when illuminated by ultraviolet or black light. This fluorescence allows for easy inspection of the applied liquid coating. We have a full range of conformal coatings available through Thin Film Partners including acrylic, polyurethane, silicone and epoxy formulations. Our conformal coatings are being applied to many different products. They are tried and tested and solve many peoples’ problems. This gives us confidence that we can find you the right material for your solutions. Talk to us about your requirements for conformal coatings during the APEX EXPO, visit us at Booth 2848. SCH Technologies provides a unique and complete global coating solution for conformal coatings, Parylene, fluoropolymers, and other thin film technologies. These solutions include subcontract coating services, equipment, materials, training, and consultancy. We joined the APEX EXPO to showcase our varied coating products and services.