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Originally Broadcast: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Sponsor: Specialty Coating Systems
Event Type: Live Webinar
Duration: 1 Hour
For decades, the most advanced industries have used conformal coatings to protect components, assemblies and devices from their operating environments, providing barrier protection, electrical insulation, improved lubricity, immobilization of particulates and stabilization of delicate structures.
While there is a growing list of conformal coatings that offer one coating characteristic or another, a drawback of many modern coatings is that they are unable to protect the small, increasingly complex devices that are being designed for the latest innovative technologies. Parylene is a dense, ultra-thin, inert, transparent coating that meets these unique challenges, providing highly useful dielectric and barrier properties per unit thickness, as well as extreme chemical inertness and freedom from pinholes.
Parylene protects components and devices in the electronics, aerospace, defense, transportation and energy markets. The coating is also biocompatible and thus is used on a myriad of implantable and non-implantable medical devices such as stents, critical electronic assemblies, electrosurgical tools, cardio and neurostim devices, infusion systems and sensors to name only a few.
Parylene deposition takes place in an evacuated, room temperature chamber through a process known as vapor deposition polymerization (VDP). Sometimes also identified as CVD, this process involves the spontaneous polymerization of a conformal coating on all exposed substrate surfaces and edges, and into crevices at a predictable rate, with thickness controllable from 500 angstroms to 75 microns.
This webinar will focus on the Parylene’s unique properties, its method of deposition, advances made in adhesion technologies, and examples of applications that benefit from Parylene’s properties. We will also review SCS’s newest halogen-free variant, ParyFree®.
As materials and applications continue to advance, Parylene coatings are increasingly being used to enhance the reliability of tomorrow’s most advanced technologies.
Dustin England, Sr. Polymer Chemist, Specialty Coating Systems
Dustin England is Sr. Polymer Chemist for Specialty Coating Systems where his focus is on Parylene research and development. He has over 15 years of experience in the areas of analytical and polymer chemistry with an emphasis on the development of polymeric materials. Dustin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Polymers and Coatings Technology from Eastern Michigan University.
Dick Molin, Medical Market Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
Dick Molin is the Medical Market Manager for Specialty Coating Systems. His focus includes expansion of SCS’ medical market activities and new medical applications for Parylene conformal coatings. Molin has over 30 years of experience in product and process development, including 18 years at SCS where he has actively worked with advanced materials and processes for Parylene technologies. Dick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Arizona and holds a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.