March 23, 2022 (Indianapolis, IN) – Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. (SCS) is pleased to announce that its operation in Japan, Parylene Japan, LLC, received an award from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The award was given to Parylene Japan for its cooperation in JAXA’s successful project to collect surface and subsurface materials from an asteroid called “Ryugu” and bring them back to Earth. Ryugu is 186,411,358 miles away from Earth.
In order to achieve this goal, the mission consisted of four carriers: a launch vehicle, a research mother ship, a research ship and a return ship. Parylene conformal coatings were applied to the electrical control boards of each carrier.
“Specialty Coating Systems is proud of our Parylene Japan team for being selected to provide Parylene conformal coatings to the Hayabusa2 space mission and to play a role in the study of the asteroid Ryugu,” said Tim Bender, President and CEO. “Parylene Japan President Masatake Konno and his team have done an outstanding job of working with regional aerospace partners in furthering their space exploration goals.”
SCS Parylene conformal coatings are ideal for weight-sensitive components in satellites, space-borne instrumentation and vehicles. The ultra-thin, pinhole-free polymer coatings provide a number of high-value surface treatment properties such as excellent moisture, chemical and dielectric barrier properties, thermal and UV stability, and dry-film lubricity. For more information on SCS conformal coatings, please visit www.scscoatings.com.
About Specialty Coating Systems
Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, SCS is a world leader in conformal coating services and technologies. As the direct descendant of the companies that originally developed Parylene, SCS has 50 years of experience and expertise that it leverages for its customers through coating facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company also offers industry-leading liquid coating systems including spray, spin and dip coating systems and ionic contamination test systems. For more information on SCS, please visit www.scscoatings.com