Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 2:00pm ET
Duration: 1 Hour
Sponsored By: Specialty Coating Systems
Across markets, new technologies are routinely developed to solve problems and add value for end users; however, they cannot do so if there is premature failure in the field. From outer space and the deep sea to the human body, conformal coatings are often used to protect technologies from their surrounding environments. Not all conformal coatings, though, are the same. To mitigate product failure, and protect and enhance both products and manufacturer reputations, designers often turn to Parylene coatings to provide reliable, lasting protection.
For over 45 years, Parylene conformal coatings have enhanced the reliability of numerous devices and components across the electronics, automotive, military, medical device and aerospace industries, including circuit boards, sensors, MEMS, semiconductors, LEDs, implantable devices, elastomers and more.
This webinar will offer an opportunity to learn more about Parylene conformal coatings – how they are applied, common applications and uses, and an overview of their properties and benefits, including:
- Truly conformal coverage, with no air-gaps or voids
- Excellent moisture and chemical barrier
- High dielectric strength in ultra-thin films
- Thermal stability up to 350°C long-term (450°C short-term)
- Dry-film lubricity/low coefficient of friction
The presenters will also discuss recent advances in adhesion technologies, which have significantly increased bonding strength of Parylenes to highly-polished metal surfaces and polymeric substrates, and the role the polymers play in advanced micro- and nano-level technologies.
As applications, materials and technologies continue to transform and advance, new developments in Parylene conformal coatings continue to enhance performance and add measurable value to a wide array of products around the world.
Rakesh Kumar, PhD
SCS Vice President of Technology
Specialty Coating Systems
Dr. Rakesh Kumar is the Vice President of Technology for Specialty Coating Systems where he leads the R&D group and manages Parylene research and development activities worldwide. His prior work experience includes technical and management positions with United Panel, Inc., Lucent Technologies, and OptronX, Inc. He has more than 25 years of extensive experience in the development of polymeric materials and their applications in the medical, electronics and semiconductors areas.
Military & Avionics Market Manager
Specialty Coating Systems
Tim Seifert is the Military & Avionics Market Manager for Specialty Coating Systems where his focus includes global expansion of SCS’ electronics, automotive, aerospace and military market activities and new applications for Parylene conformal coatings. Seifert has over 15 years of experience in the industrial market, including roles in sales, market research and product marketing, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.