Recent SCS Blogs
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 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 >>
May 2, 2022

New SCS PrecisionCure UVC (MUV) Provides Unparalleled Control over the Curing Process

SCS recently introduced a new curing system – the PrecisionCure UVC with microwave UV curing technology. With programmable curing profiles and the smallest footprint in the industry to maximize valuable production floor space, the innovative curing system provides customers with the flexibility needed to take their manufacturing operation to the next level. The PrecisionCure UVC... Read More >>
May 2, 2022

Coating Spotlight: SCS Acrylic Conformal Coatings

Defined by IPC-CC-830 as Type AR, acrylic conformal coatings are some of the most widely used coatings in the market today. Acrylic coatings provide strong moisture protection, are generally easy to apply and come at a relatively low cost point. While there are numerous formulations available, a few well known acrylic coatings include HumiSeal® 1B31,... Read More >>
May 2, 2022

Parylene Delivers Critical Barrier Protection for Medical Cables

Today’s specialized medical cables are complex components of larger systems used in all phases of preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic medical care. The essential and functional components of a medical cable include high-performance connectors, sheaths or jackets, and conductive lines. To meet and exceed the demanding needs of doctors, nurses and medical technologists, conformal coatings often... 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 >>
March 16, 2022

Ruggedizing COTS Electronics with Parylene

Parylene Coatings and COTS Electronics Because each conformal coating material has its unique strengths, selecting the right one for a particular application often depends on the specific environment where the product is to be used. Parylene conformal coatings provide dependable protection for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and related electronic assemblies. They safeguard components from contaminants,... Read More >>
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