Recent SCS Blogs
October 24, 2022

Coating Spotlight: SCS Polyurethane Conformal Coatings

Polyurethane conformal coatings provide excellent moisture and chemical protection and are commonly used in the electronics, defense and aerospace industries. Polyurethanes are available in single-part or two-part coatings. Two-part polyurethanes require Part A and Part B to be mixed at a predetermined ratio for proper application and curing. While there are numerous formulations available, a... Read More >>
October 24, 2022

SCS Introduces Next Generation Labcoter® 3 (PDS 2010)

SCS recently introduced its new Labcoter® 3 Parylene deposition system (PDS 2010).  Designed for use in university research and R&D environments, SCS’ Labcoter delivers the capability to reliably create Parylene polymer films and coatings within your laboratory. The CE-certified system features Windows®-based software with a touchscreen monitor. Built-in data logging and reporting allow deposition process parameters,... Read More >>
October 24, 2022

Enhancing Performance and Reliability of Automotive Electronics

High-tech electronic systems increasingly regulate functions of today’s automobile. Examples of management functions include battery management systems, engine control unit (ECU), emissions controls, fuel systems, fluid monitoring, lighting and powertrain mechanics, which are frequently comprised of miniaturized, multi-layer microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS)/nano packages. The risk of system failure in hostile vehicular environments due to condensation,... Read More >>
October 24, 2022

Sustainable Coating Solutions

For decades, conformal coatings have enhanced the reliability of the most advanced technologies. The global shift towards sustainability has driven manufacturers to require coatings that minimize negative environmental impacts without compromising protection. Ultra-thin nanocoatings offer a highly reliable sustainable solution and unique properties to meet the specific needs of applications. A nanocoating refers to nanoscale... Read More >>
July 26, 2022

Coating Spotlight: SCS ALD+Parylene Multilayer Coatings

A newer technology at SCS, ALD+Parylene combines atomic layer deposition (ALD) coatings with Parylene  to form an enhanced multilayer coating that offers increased barrier properties to protect devices in extreme environments. Multilayer coatings are stacked structures that alternate different layers of organic and inorganic thin films. ALD films can be made of numerous inorganic materials,... Read More >>
July 26, 2022

Which Coating Should I Use? Comparing Parylene and Acrylic Conformal Coatings

Parylene and acrylic resins are both well-known conformal coatings. Due to variances in their chemistries, each family of coatings has their own unique properties, uses and capabilities. Following is a brief review of how Parylene and Acrylic conformal coatings are applied, their advantages and drawbacks, and applications that benefit from each coating. Coating Application Parylenes:... Read More >>
July 26, 2022

SCS Infrared Radiation Systems Improve Curing Technology

SCS equipment is used in environments that range from university and research labs to high-volume production facilities. SCS’s proactive approach to production and quality requirements – testing, validating, documenting and processing – enables customers and their advanced technologies to meet the most challenging industry specifications and quality requirements. By staying updated on the newest trends... Read More >>
July 26, 2022

Ruggedizing UAV Electronics with Parylene

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are aircraft piloted by remote control or onboard computers. They are an integral element of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) which consists of three basic components: the UAV, a ground-based controller and a system of communications between the two. Also called drones, UAVs are often used for military missions. The electronic assemblies... Read More >>
May 2, 2022

SCS Welcomes Switzerland-based Comelec SA

Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) recently announced the acquisition of Comelec SA., a strong and established provider of Parylene, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and multilayer coating services, equipment and raw materials.  Located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Comelec was established by the Zutter family in 1979 and, like SCS, received one of the first Parylene technology licenses... Read More >>
May 2, 2022

SCS Welcomes SMarTsol Technologies and KMC Grup as International Distributors

SCS is pleased to announce its partnership with SMarTsol Technologies and KMC Grup as the company’s newest international equipment distributors. Headquartered in Zapopan, Mexico, SMarTsol is an experienced and knowledgeable provider of products and services to the electronic assembly, automotive and green technology industries. SMarTsol will be representing the SCS PrecisionCoat, spin coating, dip coating... Read More >>
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