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SCS Announces New Plasma Nanocoatings at CES

February 28, 2023

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 plasma nanocoating.

PlasmaGuard coatings provide excellent splash-proof and waterproof barrier protection, making them ideal coating solutions for sustainable electronics. The coatings’ excellent barrier properties provide devices and components protection against corrosion caused by exposure to moisture, humidity, perspiration, chemicals and other liquid or solid materials. Additionally, the ultra-thin and lightweight plasma nanocoatings do not add significant mass to delicate components, enabling the coatings to protect even the most delicate acoustic components from moisture without inhibiting sound.

PlasmaGuard properties include:

  • Splash proof and waterproof variants
  • Excellent dielectric and moisture barrier protection
  • Ultra-thin coatings measure 50nm to 3µm
  • Halogen-free, sustainable coatings
  • Biocompatible per ISO 10993-5
  • Not hypersensitive per ISO 10993-10
  • RoHS & REACH compliant
  • Abrasion resistant

PlasmaGuard coatings are applied in a low temperature, low pressure plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process that is performed under vacuum. The plasma coatings are formed by ionization of an organic monomer gas through an electrical discharge at high frequencies. The gaseous monomers then enter the chamber and polymerize, resulting in a coating that is highly cross-linked, enabling solid adhesion to substrates. The polymerization process extends throughout complex structures, conformally coating all surfaces of the device.

To learn more about SCS PlasmaGuard coatings and how they can protect your applications, contact us online or call +1.317.244.1200.

Global Coverage Issue 94, Winter 2023