Recent SCS Blogs
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 >>
March 31, 2021

Which Conformal Coating Is Right for Me?

The effectiveness of polymeric conformal coatings in protecting printed circuit boards (PCBs) from damage due to environmental factors, such as dust, corrosion, moisture and temperature fluctuations, has been well-documented. While conforming to the physical configurations of the exposed face of the PCB, the conformal coating also: While conformal coatings are the optimal choice for preserving... Read More >>
March 28, 2021

What is Parylene Conformal Coating?

Composed of selected chemicals or polymer films, conformal coatings provide protective substrate coverings for all kinds of products. In addition to Parylene, acrylic, epoxy, silicone and urethane are most commonly used for conformal coating today. They can be simply applied to substrates – by dipping, flow-coating or spraying the coating material onto the substrate surface. Their resultant coatings typically measure between 25-75... Read More >>
March 26, 2021

Type AR Conformal Coating Examples

Type AR (acrylic resin) conformal coatings are a common choice for conformal coating projects because of their moisture protection, low cost and ease of application. Common type AR conformal coatings include: SCS is the world leader in conformal coatings, including type AR coatings. To discuss using acrylic conformal coating for your application, call +1-317-244-1200 or Contact SCS online.... Read More >>
March 25, 2021

Where to Buy Parylene

Materially, Parylene is the most distinctive of the major conformal coatings. But just how does it differ from liquid coatings — acrylic, epoxy, silicone and urethane? Liquid coatings are just that, wet; they begin as liquid and are applied to substrates in that format, by brushing, dipping or spraying the fluid material onto the substrate.... Read More >>
March 20, 2021

Parylene Coating Nitinol

A metal alloy of nickel (Ni) and titanium (Ti), nitinol (NiTi) exhibits the properties of shape memory and super-elasticity, which make it very useful for utilization of conformal coatings. Nitinol devices are typically of high value and are often difficult and expensive to produce; the extreme reactivity of the alloy’s titanium component requires exceptionally tight... Read More >>