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Global Conformal Coatings Technology Growth Opportunities in 2022 –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Conformal Coatings Technology Growth Opportunities” report has been added to from offer.

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) used in electronic components are subject to the adverse effects of external environments, which can lead to short circuits or overall system failure. Growing concerns among electrical product manufacturers about protecting the board and its components from moisture, chemicals, salt spray, and temperature fluctuations are driving the adoption of conformal coating technology.

Companies cited

  • NanoSlic

  • Sernova


  • Electrolube

  • Sieka

  • Nordson Company

The miniaturization of electronics has led to complex circuit design, necessitating the demand for ultra-thin insulating conformal coatings to enable reductions in PCB lead spacing. The need for coating technology with complete cures in short periods is a priority in terms of supporting rapid production with a low defect margin.

Currently, solvent-based polymeric conformal coating technology dominates the market; however, it is limited in chemical and electrical performance under severe operating conditions. Strict emission standards are encouraging the elimination of solvents containing highly volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and the industry is turning to UV/LED curing technology and the implementation of cost-effective automated systems. Innovation in materials technology, including composites, nanomaterials and biomaterials, and the integration of state-of-the-art application systems and advanced curing systems will create new growth opportunities for industry players. .

The process of applying conformal coatings is critical to providing an adequate level of protection based on system design and material selection. Various technologies are commercially available which can impact the depth of the coating applied, the level of coverage required and the adhesion of the coating to the panel and its components. The technology for applying conformal coatings is experiencing significant developments as brushing, dipping and manual spraying methods are time-consuming and laborious processes.

The likelihood of defects is higher with human intervention, which can lead to production delays, and rework costs are also high. Development and implementation of automated systems such as Selective Needle Dispensing, Ultrasonic Coating, Selective Film Coating, Selective Tri-Mode Coating, and Precision Jet Coating will enable rapid throughput to meet growing demand. Integrating hybrid deposition processes that improve film thickness and compositional uniformity for complex designs will benefit industry players.

This study identifies and analyzes technological advances focused on improved protection of electrical components with the development of new materials, improved application processes, and advanced curing techniques. Technological advancements focus on PCBs used to connect electrical components in the automotive, military, aerospace, marine, telecommunications, industrial, healthcare and industrial sectors. consumer electronics. The study provides an overview of the technology’s key areas of interest, challenges, and adoption strategies for better utility. The research department also covers the business landscape of technological advancements in conformal coatings.

Answers to key questions:

  • What are the emerging conformal coating technologies?

  • What are the R&D efforts in terms of material innovation for better protection of electrical components?

  • What are the new trends in materials, application processes and curing techniques? At what stage of marketing are they?

  • What are the growth opportunities for technology developers in the conformal coating technology market?

Main topics covered:

1. Strategic imperatives

2. Analysis of growth opportunities

  • The demand for conformal coatings is driven by the need for effective circuit protection and reduced conductor spacing in electrical components

  • Main Technical Attributes of Conformal Coatings

  • Key Selection Criteria for Conformal Coatings in PCBs

  • Labor and rework costs and complex curing mechanisms are major challenges associated with conformal coatings

  • Rapid production, regulations and technological advances are driving innovation in materials and curing processes

  • Coverage and scope of research

  • Main conclusions

3. Conformal coatings: analysis of the technological chain

  • Compliant Coatings: Technology Value Chain

  • Materials used in the manufacture of conformal coatings

  • Types of curing processes used in the manufacture of conformal coatings

  • Techniques used in applying conformal coatings to substrates

  • Conformal coatings: application prospects in all sectors

4. Polymers for conformal coatings: technological analysis

5. Composites for Conformal Coatings: Technology Analysis

6. Nanomaterials for conformal coatings: technological analysis

7. Biobased materials and specialized materials for conformal coatings: technological analysis

8. Conformal Coating Curing Process: Technology Analysis

9. Conformal Coating Application Techniques: Technology Analysis

10. Patent analysis

11. Companies to watch

12. Universe of growth opportunities

  • Growth Opportunity 1: Development and commercialization of bio-based and nanoconformal coatings with improved hydrophobic properties to provide ultra-thin protection and low component weight impact

  • Growth Opportunity 2: Strategic collaborations between conformal coating manufacturers and consumers to advance dispensing and curing systems to support automated processes for faster production

  • Growth Opportunity 3: Implementation of advanced hybrid deposition technologies for consistent coating of 3D configurations, high quality and environmentally friendly application processes

  • Growth Opportunity 4: Investments in R&D and new production facilities for innovation, technological advancements and increased presence in the consumer electronics industry

13. Appendix

14. Next Steps

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