Recent SCS Blogs
February 28, 2023

Live Demos and Rep Award: Highlights of IPC APEX 2023

SCS recently exhibited at the IPC APEX Expo, held January 24-26, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Throughout the show, SCS provided demonstrations of its PrecisionCoat VI coating and dispensing platform with the highly-flexible Automatic Quick Change (AQC) feature. With outstanding reliability and accuracy, the PrecisionCoat VI offers customers unmatched conformal coating... Read More >>
February 28, 2023

SCS Achieves Nadcap® Accreditation

SCS’ Indianapolis coating facility has achieved Nadcap® accreditation for conformal coating of electronics – printed board assemblies, demonstrating its continued commitment to quality. The Nadcap audit, conducted by industry experts, is a rigorous technical assessment and demands the highest standards of critical process control and validation. SCS Indianapolis attained the elite accreditation as a result... Read More >>
February 28, 2023

Parylene Protects Life-Enhancing Medical MEMS Technologies

Cutting-edge medical technologies provide a greater understanding of physiology through miniaturization and advanced diagnostics. Many of these technologies include the use of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) in fields like microfluidics, advanced bio-sensing and personalized medicine.  Protecting sensitive MEMS devices from a variety of harsh conditions is essential for these technologies to be successful. Parylene and ALD+Parylene... Read More >>
February 28, 2023

SCS Announces New Plasma Nanocoatings at CES

In January, SCS exhibited at CES® in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is known in the consumer electronics industry as the most influential tech event in the world and the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. During the show, SCS announced the availability of its newest coating technology — PlasmaGuard™, an environmentally-friendly, halogen-free... Read More >>
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 >>