SCS Conformal Coatings: Protection for your EV design, build and brand investment.
Driven by concerns about the environment and passenger safety, the transformation of the automotive market toward an EV-dominated future is already well underway, further incentivized globally by government regulations and initiatives.
These concerns have led to exponential innovation in zero-emissions vehicles, including BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicle), PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and FCVs (Fuel Cell Vehicle), creating the proliferation of electronic components that control vehicle propulsion, safety and comfort and convenience systems. Electric vehicles currently average 100 more ECUs (Electric Control Units) than gas-powered vehicles, and that number is expected to continue growing as consumers expect more and more from their driving experience.
Sophisticated Operations Require Sophisticated Protection
The reliability and performance of vehicle electronics and sensors are of critical importance in the EV market. As such, it is important that OEMs provide world-class protection for these vital components. Brands that develop a reputation for repeated electronics failures will find it impossible to survive in this emerging, consumer-dominated market. SCS offers a comprehensive portfolio of conformal coating solutions to help customers find the right protection in the early stages of system design.
Industry-approved acrylics, urethanes and UV curable coatings are commonly used to protect EV electronics from moisture and chemicals, and SCS Parylenes provide yet another level of protection. To further meet industry leads and challenging environmental standards and initiatives, SCS recently introduced ParyFree® halogen-free Parylene coating.
With a broad portfolio of coatings and over 50 years of experience in delivering conformal coating solutions across the electronics, medical device, aerospace and automotive industries, SCS stands ready to help manufacturers solve the challenges presented by the EV market.
SCS coatings and our high-volume production processes can provide for your EV design, build and brand investment.
EV applications include:
- Battery and battery management systems (BMS)
- Charging systems
- Power Inverters
- Cooling systems
- Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)
- Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS)
- Safety sensors
- Comfort controls
- Printed circuit boards
- Electronic control units (ECU)
- Fuel cell components
Benefits of conformal coatings include:
- Ultra-thin, conformal, lightweight
- Excellent moisture and chemical barrier
- Excellent dielectric properties
- Superior thermal stability
- Excellent UV stability
- Excellent crevice and multi-layer penetration
- Ultra-thin film adds minimal mass to delicate components
- IPX7 and IPX8 waterproof protection