Recent SCS Blogs
February 16, 2022

Benefits of Parylene Coatings for Electronics

Parylene conformal coatings are some of the best protection options available for printed circuit boards, multi-layer assemblies and other electronics. The coatings are applied through a vapor phase deposition (VPD) process that transforms the solid Parylene raw material, known as dimer, into a gas, enabling complete coverage of the substrate’s surface including deep penetration into... Read More >>
February 1, 2022

Benefits of Automotive Conformal Coatings

Silicone and Parylene coatings are among the best options on the market to protect automotive electronics and components. Silicone coatings are applied by dipping, brushing or spraying, and Parylene coatings are applied by chemical vapor-based deposition (CVD). Advantages of each coating are listed below. Advantages of silicone coatings for automotive electronics include: Impact and shock... Read More >>
January 18, 2022

Parylenes for Biomedical Implantable Devices

Whenever implantable medical devices come into contact with the human body, long-term protection against body fluids, enzymes, proteins, lipids and more is vital. Biomedical surfaces commonly require a layer of protection in order to not degrade in the presence of moisture, chemicals and other potentially harmful substances. A downfall for wet chemistries, e.g., liquid coatings... Read More >>
January 4, 2022

What Can Be Parylene Coated?

We often receive the question “what can be Parylene coated?” With over 50 years of applications experience, the list of potential products and substrates that can be coated is virtually endless! A quick look at some of the different items that SCS has coated with Parylene over the years reveals, more often than not, that... Read More >>
December 13, 2021

SCS Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation and Leadership

SCS is proud to announce the celebration of its 50th anniversary. As the direct descendant of the companies that originally developed Parylene and made it a commercial success, SCS has established a legacy of innovation and leadership in the conformal coatings industry.   In 1971, Nova Tran Corporation was established in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, after... Read More >>
December 13, 2021

SCS Expands Solutions Portfolio to include Liquid Coatings

With the acquisition of Diamond-MT (DMT) in March, SCS is pleased to expand its coatings portfolio to include liquid coating services. Liquid coatings, including acrylics, silicones, urethanes, epoxies and ultrathin coatings, are currently being serviced through the company’s facilities in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Melbourne, Florida. These facilities are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev. D certified... Read More >>
December 13, 2021

Parylene’s Critical Role in Hayabusa2 Space Mission

In December 2014, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, designed and operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), was launched from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. Its mission was, and is, to travel to the asteroid Ryugu, collect samples from the surface and interior of the asteroid and return those samples to earth. Following its successful launch,... Read More >>
December 13, 2021

SCS Complies with Conflict Mineral Regulations

One of the common inquiries SCS receives is in regard to conflict mineral regulations. These regulations are part of an international effort to reduce the trade of resources that could finance armed groups in politically unstable areas and fuel forced labor and other human rights abuses. The regulations cover minerals and metals known as 3TG... Read More >>
December 13, 2021

Conformal Coatings “Quietly” Meet the Needs of the Electric Vehicle Market

As the world transitions toward electric vehicles (EV) and a reduced carbon footprint, SCS is playing an active role in supporting the market’s current and future growth. As alluded to in its name, electric vehicles are full of electronics, and those advanced electronics and components require increased protection. Conformal coatings are a silent partner in... Read More >>
December 13, 2021

SCS Introduced PrecisionCoat VI at Assembly Show

SCS is pleased to announce the introduction of its new machine platform for coating and dispensing, the PrecisionCoat VI. The PrecisionCoat VI debuted at The Assembly Show, which took place October 26-28, 2021, in Rosemont, Illinois. SCS offered live demonstrations of the system in their booth. Building upon the outstanding reliability and precision of its... Read More >>