Aculon offers a range of award-winning waterproofing products for electronics that will protect circuit boards from accidental water immersion and total submersion. Easier to use and more scalable than conformal coatings, NanoProof performance ranges from accidental water contact to IPX7 and beyond.
Until now, water-resistance product offerings generally fall into
two categories: solution based hydro/oleophobic conformal coatings that repels
fluids but require some level of masking or "keep-out" areas, and vacuum-deposited
coatings (which also require masking) such as parylene-based treatments. Aculon
NanoProof® surface treatments create a third category - no mask solution
based hydro/oleophobic coatings that are done on an inline basis and deliver
the benefits of a conformal coating yet eliminate the need for costly capital
investment and avoiding the bottlenecking batch process of vacuum based
manufacturing or masking operations.
Aculon's award-winning NanoProof® Series offer customers a range of PCB waterproofing solutions from protecting against accidental water damage (NanoProof 1.0) to IPX7, immersion in water at one meter depth for 30 minutes (NanoProof® 5.1, 7.0, 8.0), to greater barrier properties that can withstand 100 hours immersion in sweat solutions and some of the most stringent test methods developed for non-hermetic components (NanoProof® 7.0 & 8.0).
Aculon NanoProof® Series uses a mix of Aculon's Proprietary Transition Metal Complexate technology (TMC) and fluorinated acrylic polymers to achieve a series of products that are compatible with all of the common material types used in SMT parts. Aculon's NanoProof® series are sprayable or dip based coatings that do not require a cure and have no impact on conductivity testing. While some of the NanoProof® series are so thin that they are invisible to naked eye, all of the Nanoproof® series contain a UV tracer to ensure detection at customer sites.