Electronics Waterproofing Coating Solutions. Long Lasting Performance.
Aculon® award-winning NanoProof® Series offer customers a range of PCB & electronics waterproofing coating solutions for protecting against accidental water damage to IPX7, immersion in water at one meter depth for 30 minutes, 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. Want to learn more? Reach out to us at +1-858-350-9499 or contact us here to see how we can help waterproof your electronics!
Aculon® NanoProof® 3 Series offers direct replacements for 3M™ Novec™ products, offering a readily available and accessible alternative.
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Our detailed whitepaper examines NanoProof® qualifications for IPX7 and IPX8 level protection for electronic devices.
Electrical connections can be made through the NanoProof® treatments in many cases. NanoProof® 1.0, 4.0, and 8.4 have push-through connectivity capability, while 2.0, 5.1, and 7.0 allow for push-through connectivity within 20 minutes of treating the board.
Aculon received its third Circuits Assembly New Product Introduction Award for the NanoProof® 8 series PCB Waterproofing at the 2019 IPC APEX Expo!
Performance you can trust
Aculon® NanoProof® Series of electronics waterproofing coatings offer customers a range of PCB waterproofing solutions from protecting against accidental water damage (NanoProof® 1.0) to IPX8, immersion in water at one meter depth for 30 minutes, 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.
Aculon® conducted IPX testing which determined that NanoProof® delivers performance above the IPX-7 benchmark.
NanoProof® coatings outperform traditional conformal coatings & parylene!
Application of parylene and more traditional conformal coatings has been used for some time to enhance the lifetime and reliability of electronics made to operate in harsh environments. There are several key differences that set NanoProof PCB & electronic waterproofing technologies apart from these outdated technologies!
- Uniform Coatings with Good Edge Coverage
- Extremely quick dry times
- Up to IPX8 levels of protection
- Easy to rework
- No masking needed
- Flexible application methods
- Difficulty maintaining uniform thickness.
- Poor edge coverage
- Long cure times
- Reworking is extremely difficult
- Masking is complicated and time intensive
- High viscosity formulations lead to limited application methods
- Extremely expensive capital equipment
- Long batch times
- Low throughput and high labor costs
- Reworking is impossible or extremely difficult
- Masking is complicated and time intensive
- Difficult to do selective deposition
Learn more about the differences between NanoProof® and conformal coatings and the differences between NanoProof® and parylene coatings.
Is NanoProof® right for your product?
If you are not sure whether NanoProof® is right for your application, we offer the following options to determine which level of protection offers the performance you require at the most economical price. Have the experts at Aculon® treat your parts with NanoProof so that you can proceed immediately into qualification. Want to learn more? Reach out to us at +1-858-350-9499 or contact us here to see how we can help!
NanoProof® Screening Service
The NanoProof® Screening Service is ideal for situations where you do not want to deal with figuring out how to apply the encapsulant to your board. Aculon® will treat your boards utilizing our applications and return to you for immediate qualification.
NanoProof® Customized Solution
For parts that are complicated, require formulary work, or selective/complex treatment, Aculon® can work directly with you on your application. We will customize a solution to fit your specific needs. Once a solution has been determined, Aculon® will assist with implementation in your facility and bulk chemistry and cleaning solutions can be delivered on a monthly/weekly basis to meet your production needs.
Key questions to consider for waterproofing your boards:
- Is full immersion or incidental moisture protection required?
- Do you have a specific thickness requirement or need for a flexible treatment?
- What are the exposure conditions the selected treatment (and treated product) must survive?
- Is there a desired application method? (Spray, Dispense, etc)
- Does the part require selective application to only certain areas?
- Are there low/no VOC requirements in your production facility?
NanoProof® featured in Circuits Assembly September 2018 edition, with the article Every PCB has an Achilles heel: water. Is there a solution beyond conformal coatings?