Downloadable Product Literature & Technical Papers
As the leader in Parylene conformal coatings and other coating, curing and testing technologies, SCS has written and/or participated in a vast array of technical papers and articles, in addition to our product-specific brochures. If you have any questions about the brochures or articles, presented herein for your information and research, please contact us.
SCS Parylene Coatings
SCS Parylene Properties
Parylene is the generic name for members of a unique polymer series. The electrical, barrier, mechanical, thermal, optical, biocompatibility and other properties of SCS Parylenes N, C, D and Parylene HT® are discussed herein.
SCS Medical Coatings
Listed in the FDA’s Biomaterials Compendium, ultra-thin and pinhole-free SCS Parylenes provide an ideal surface modification for implantable medical devices such as coronary stents and pacemakers.
SCS Electronics Coatings
No matter the end use, electronic components must meet a complex and exacting set of specifications to ensure reliability and a trouble-free life. SCS Parylene coatings offer exceptional properties for electronic component protection.
SCS Automotive Coatings
Parylene conformal coatings provide protection that today’s competitive automotive market demands, enabling smaller, more reliable, longer-lasting electronic packages and components.
SCS Military Coatings
From electronic devices within military aircraft, missile and ground systems to components that must operate in the depths of space, SCS Parylene conformal coatings provide reliable protection to ensure long, trouble-free life.
SCS LED Coatings
To ensure long-performance life, LEDs must be protected to operate reliably amidst extreme conditions. Ultra-thin and optically-clear SCS Parylene conformal coatings provide the protection necessary to sustain longer life.
SCS Equipment Lines
Parylene Deposition Systems and Raw Materials
SCS 2010 LABCOTER® 2
For Parylene laboratory research, applications development and testing, the SCS Labcoter® 2 Parylene Deposition System performs reliable and repeatable application of SCS Parylene conformal coatings.
SCS Parylene Dimers
SCS Parylene dimer, the chemical precursor in the Parylene deposition process, is a stable, white powder – and its quality is critical. SCS dimer is manufactured under cGMP guidelines exclusively for Specialty Coating Systems.
Spin Coating Systems & Accessories
SCS G3 Spincoat and Multi-Dispense Systems
The SCS G3 Spin Coater series sets the standard in operating precision and programming flexibility, with a high level of rotation accuracy and repeatability, along with precise acceleration and deceleration control.
6800 Spin Coater Series
The SCS 6800 Spin Coater Series enables R&D and university laboratories to efficiently and accurately develop and refine coating applications.
SCS Hot Plate
The SCS Hot Plate provides an accurate and even heating surface for laboratory applications.
Dip Coating Systems
P-3201 Dip Coating System
The SCS P3201 is a precision dip coating system used to coat printed circuit boards in a production setting. This system can apply urethane, epoxy, silicone and acrylic coatings, as well as photoresists and solder mask materials.
PL-3201 Dip Coating System
The SCS PL3201 is a compact, precision dip coating system for table-top coating of printed circuit boards. This portable system can apply urethane, epoxy, silicone and acrylic coatings, as well as photoresists and solder mask materials.
Spray Coating Systems
SCS Precisioncoat Spray & Dispense Coating System
The SCS Precisioncoat spray and dispense system precisely applies 100% solids, solvent-based and water-based coatings to virtually any surface or substrate, with maximum accuracy.
SCS Precisioncoat RTV Dispense System
The SCS Precisioncoat RTV dispense system is a fully programmable, multi-purpose system that offers unparalleled efficiency in the application of room temperature vulcanization (RTV) materials.
SCS Precisioncure TC Thermal Cure System
The SCS Precisioncure TC offers manufacturers reliability and efficiency in a robust convection thermal cure system.
Ionic Contamination Test Systems
SCS Ionograph® Series
The SCS Ionograph® series is designed for fast and accurate ionic contamination cleanliness testing. SCS offers a full range of capacity and control to meet the needs of any lab or manufacturer.
SCS Omegameter 600SMD
The SCS Omegameter 600SMD, the long-time industry standard for ionic testing utilizing “static test” methodology, is designed to perform cleanliness testing on printed circuits and assemblies.
MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)
Parylene C Dimer
Parylene N Dimer
Parylene D Dimer
Parylene - General
Solvent Resistance of the Parylenes
Study reviews the effects of a wide variety of organic solvents on Parylenes N, C and D.
Controlling Parylene Process Quality
This paper identifies and describes quality issues related to use of Parylene vacuum-deposited conformal coating in the protection of electronic components and assemblies.
Parylene - Medical
Advances in Adhesion Solutions for Medical Applications
As electronic devices become ever smaller, their performance in many different types of operating environments has led many device packaging companies into the world of conformal coatings. Adhesion of such coatings to the intended substrate surfaces is one of the most important features of a coating’s effectiveness.
A Look at Parylene Coatings in Drug-Eluting Technologies
The continued success of drug-eluting stents relies heavily on little-known technologies. Parylene, for example, could have far-reaching applications.
The Truly Conformal Coating
The multi-property, biocompatible polymer Parylene has proved itself as having an unsurpassed role in medical coatings.
Parylene - Advanced Polymers for Medical Devices
While the demand for reliability and safety has always been at the forefront in medical device design, the challenges of minimally invasive and micro/nano devices require new and different packaging solutions.
New Development in Parylene Technology for Medical Electronics Advancement
Biostable packaging, protection and reliability of various medical electronic components and devices (e.g. retinal implants, implantable cardiac defibrillators, neurostimulators pulse generators, RFID implants, equipment, hearing aids, ingestible sensors/transmitters, and implantable radiation dosimeters) are becoming more challenging due to their long-term performance requirements.
Parylene - Electronics
Protecting Modern Wafer-Level Packages
The demand for smaller sizes and lighter weights in consumer electronic devices is feeding the demand for continued package miniaturization.
Protection for Complicated SMD Assemblies
Most common conformal coatings actually can hurt, not protect, delicate and dense PCB assemblies. Parylenes are deposited differently, and offer EMS providers another option for electrical/dielectric, chemical and mechanical protection. Parylene HT proves promising for miniaturized assemblies.
Parylene as a Suppressant for Tin Whiskers Growth on Printed Circuit Boards
With the implementation of RoHS directives, pure tin plating is replacing lead in the tin-alloy used in the printed circuit boards and other worldwide electronics. Although use of tin provides a safer environment for electronic manufacturers and helps meet the regulatory requirements, it is known to form tin whiskers, odd shape eruption and dendrites that cause printed circuit boards or devices to fail.
Parylene Applications - Automotive
Parylene Rises to the Challenge
Because the failure of one component could mean an entire system failure, OEMs rely on coatings such as Parylene – an inert, conformal, polymer coating – to protect electronics and other devices and prevent failures that add to warranty costs.
An Advanced Material for Enhancing Reliability and Protection of Automotive Electronics and Other Components
With the increasing trend for better and safer products, protection and reliability of various electronic components (pressure and temperature sensors, PCB's, MEMS and fuel cell components, etc.) used in the automotive industry are critical as they are becoming smaller, more complex and provide life of vehicle performance in harsh environments.
Parylene Applications - Military/Aerospace
Parylene Coatings Can Protect COTS Electronics in Aerospace and Defense Applications
Financial considerations show that the use of COTS electronics for military applications will continue growing, so designers should protect them from heat, moisture, and radiation. The challenge is how to protect devices originally designed for non-military use without additional enclosures.s
Parylene Applications - Ferrites
Parylene Conformal Coating Benefits Coil Winding Processes
Small forms, spindles, ferrites and miniature wire-wound electric motor parts can benefit from the protection of a thin, vacuum-deposited coating.
Conformal Coatings - General
Advanced Coating Technologies for Lead-Free Solders
It has been shown that various conformal coating materials can help mitigate the damage done by tin whiskers. Coatings do not prevent the growth of whiskers, but studies have shown that some coatings do slow down or retard the formation.
Alternatives in Conformal Coating
Conformal coating of printed circuits and circuit assemblies is often required for protection against environmental concerns such as moisture, chemicals and damaging vapors. Such coatings also prevent disruption and circuit damage that could be caused by inadvertent shorting between conductors.
Ionic Contamination Testing Technology
Advances in Ionic Testing
Since the birth of the PCB, there has been a need to test for residual ionic contamination, which can lead to corrosion and dendrite growth. Whether on bare boards or finished assemblies, contamination can cause current leakage across insulating surfaces — resulting in shorts. This article explains advancements in ionic cleanliness testing, including heated dynamic ionic contamination test systems and their benefits.
Influences on Contamination Testing
The Ionograph was designed to be a simple, fast and accurate means of testing for ionic contamination as compared to the expensive, time consuming, and highly technical alternative of chromatography. However, the accuracy of the instrument is dependent on the condition of the Ion Extract Solution.