You are on page 1of 4

SCS

Advanced protection for extreme environments.

AUTOMOTIV E
COATINGS

While safer for the environment. SCS Parylenes comply with the European Union’s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). and state-of-the-art coating facilities across the Americas. The benefits of SCS Parylene HT include: • Thermal stability up to 450°C • Superior fluid. there were no perceivable changes in the film’s visual or mechanical properties. salt or heavy iron oxide deposits after 144 hours of exposure in accordance with ASTM B117-(03) (See Figure 1). SCS Parylene HT is specifically engineered to provide long-term thermal stability up to 350°C.com. For more than four decades. Table 1 shows that Parylene HT films did not swell significantly with exposure to automotive chemicals and fluids. . with intermittent exposures up to 450°C. . even at elevated temperatures. For more information about SCS certifications and standards. customers have turned to SCS for the planning. Additionally. strict quality control systems. metal plating is known to form whiskers. Metal Whisker Mitigation As a result of industry directives. gases and chemicals. environmental and biological standards. uniform barrier to protect against corrosive liquids. more reliable. The coated boards suffered no corrosion. specifically engineered to withstand the most extreme conditions. precise and consistent coating processes . Parylene coatings suppress the formation of metallic whiskers. chemical. SCS Parylene coatings offer exceptional properties for automotive component protection. vast technology and worldwide resources to provide the automotive industry with Parylene coatings and services it can rely on. engineering and applying of thin-film Parylene polymer coatings to their critical components. Circuit boards coated with SCS Parylene HT were salt-fog tested by an independent testing facility. including Parylene coatings that protect critical components in harsh automotive environments. Parylene Coating Properties that Protect SCS Parylene Coatings Ultra-thin and pinhole-free. Additionally. Asia and Europe ensure SCS customers receive the most innovative. Applied in the micron range — much thinner than industry standard coatings — Parylene provides a superior pinhole-free. development. making coating stability critical to the trouble-free life of vehicle electronics. pure metal plating is replacing lead in the solders used throughout the Coated with SCS Parylene HT Uncoated Thermal Stability Harsh automotive operating environments range from –40°C to more than 300°C. including Parylene HT®. . Parylene coatings provide benefits that enable smaller. moisture and electrical barrier • Excellent crevice and multi-layer penetration • Unparalleled ultraviolet stability Environment-Friendly Coatings and Processes Barrier Properties SCS Parylene coatings are excellent moisture and chemical barriers for automotive components. SCS provides innovative solutions for advanced technologies. SCS combines the properties of Parylene with its years of experience. Figure 1: Circuit boards after 144 hours of salt-fog exposure SCS Complies As worldwide industry requirements and directives continue to evolve. worldwide electronics industry. for components and applications where compromise is not an option. visit SCScomplies. SCS is at the forefront ensuring our products and services comply with relevant regulatory. which cause reliability problems for electronic systems. SCS has lead-free. OSEs (odd shape eruptions) and dendrites. as demanded by the competitive automotive market. A team of the world’s foremost Parylene specialists. fluids. longer-lasting electronic packages and components. halogen-free and low VOC initiatives to support our customers.Specialty Coating Systems is the global leader in delivering Parylene conformal coating solutions for advanced technologies.

in thicknesses ranging from a few hundred angstroms to several mils.000 hours of UV exposure (ASTM G154). a very harsh environment for electronics. elastomers. Its chemical structure provides protection from degradation and discoloration as a result of such exposure. Unlike Parylene coatings. plastics. Parylene HT offers some of the best dielectric properties of protective coatings on the market — ensuring that the high level of power required for operating these hybrid electronic systems will not be weakened or distorted. With advances in SCS’ worldwide resources and technologies. Useful in Many Automotive Applications SCS can apply Parylene coatings to virtually any surface material. enabling it to transfer electric signals without absorption or loss. COATINGS Fuel cells operate in the midst of corrosive compounds at elevated temperatures. flowing or edge-effect flaws. Dielectric Properties SCS Parylenes also have excellent dielectric properties. SCS Parylene’s conformal and uniform nature ensures complete coverage of circuit boards to protect against corrosion and contaminants with no meniscus.UV Stability SCS Parylene HT offers measurable UV stability after more than 2. edges and crevices of a substrate. including metals. Parylene HT is chemically structured to provide superior protection for these components. both of which tend to reduce dielectric strength.5% Transmission Fluid — Dexron Ill Mercon Automotive Chemicals Heated to 75°C Nitric Acid — 10% and 70% solutions Sulfuric Acid — 10% solution <1% Sulfuric Acid — 95% – 98% solution Automotive Fluids at room temperature Brake Fluid — DOT 3 Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid <1. less expensive than traditional coatings. In addition to a proven track record of timely processing and delivery of customer parts. SCS Parylene HT has the lowest dielectric constant and dissipation factor among industry standard coatings. continuous films. free from defects and the fillers commonly found in conventional coatings. regardless of shape. As a result of its ultra-thin application. including the interior of multi-layer electronic packages. there are no associated cure stresses. AUTOMOTIV E Many major automotive companies have developed hybrid vehicles that utilize and generate electricity to reduce the world’s reliance on oil for fuel. chip packaging and turbochargers. SCS has years of experience with automotive quality standards. Their high dielectric strength is attributable to the fact that they can be formed as thin. MEMS MicroElectroMechanicalSystems (MEMS) represent the cutting edge of automotive innovation and can hold anywhere from 1. Circuit Boards SCS Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electronic Systems 6-inch wafer. resins. in many cases. size or complexity of the component. Parylene coatings are cost-competitive and.5% Unleaded Gasoline — 87 Octane Diesel Fuel Testing Parameters: Film thickness: 16-20 micron Exposure time: 120 minutes SCS Parylene Services SCS Parylene coatings are applied in a vacuum chamber via a vapor deposition polymerization (VDP) process. Parylene polymerizes as a uniform. There are no solvents. elevated temperatures or cure cycles to improve coating properties. Components to be coated are only required to have a reasonable vacuum tolerance. Sensors Today’s engines and automotive systems rely on complex sensors to monitor the accuracy and operation of moving parts. fluid levels and pressures. fluids and gases. other industry coatings may require catalysts. even in high temperature environments. including ISO 9001:2008 certifications and Production Part Approval Processes (PPAP). Parylene’s excellent barrier properties protect critical sensors from harsh chemicals. catalysts or plasticizers involved in the coating process and. Parylene adds little dimension or mass to critical.000 devices on a Table 1: Automotive Chemical and Fluid Resistance of SCS Parylene HT Chemical Automotive Fluids Heated to 90°C Antifreeze — 50% solution Engine Oil — 10W30 Parylene HT Film Swelling < 2.000 to 10. since Parylene deposition occurs at ambient temperatures. thin-film coating that conforms to all surfaces. ceramics and glass. . weight-sensitive components. Parylene is an ideal protective coating since it is applied as a vapor and has excellent penetrating ability. The lightweight coating adds very little mass to even the smallest of circuit boards used in engine management systems.

10 0. World Headquarters 7645 Woodland Drive.29 0.8 15.b Epoxy (ER) a. Indianapolis.15 0.8260 P 317. Handbook of Plastics.039 – 0. we design and manufacture industry-leading Parylene deposition systems. to advanced engineering.1 – 4. 37oC) (Parylene N only) 4.006 0. 11. validating. 2002. McGraw Hill.1 – 4.17 3.25 – – – – – – – – Tensile Strength (psi) 10 Service Temperature Continuous Short-Term UV Stability Penetration Ability d Rockwell Hardness 11 7.15 3.600 7. 40 x dia. Our extensive and proactive approach to production and quality requirements—testing.000 3. dip and spin coating systems. Inc. Specialty Coating Systems leads the industry in providing Parylene solutions for its global customers’ advanced technologies.1200 F 317.356. c.000 4. Noyes Publications. Test Methods: 1. 38oC) (Parylene HT only) 2.4 3. Depth into tubing and crevices.3 – 4. Chase Corporation. and expert manufacturing personnel. working in eleven state-of-the-art coating facilities around the globe.7 – 47. some of the world’s foremost Parylene specialists.25 0. All rights reserved. to the development of application processes.22 0.8 0.011 – 0. 2003.5 – cc•mm O2 5 23. Pennsylvania. 8. IN 46278 USA T F 800. 2.000 Dielectric Constant 60 Hz 1 KHz 1 MHz 7 2.1 – 3.65 – – 2.06 – 0.4C 1.068 – 0.b Polyurethane (UR) a. ASTM F 1249 (at 90% RH.9C 0.244. Humiseal Division.685 m2•day CO2 5 95. SCS test data herein may not be copied.074 0. 3 0. J. and we have more than 40 years of experience and expertise that we leverage on every project for our customers—from the initial planning phases.0010 0. 10.20 2.65 2.1 0.1 N2 5 4. 050 12/12 Cover photo (sensor) courtesy of Bosch.004 – 0.13 0. New York. 2004.000 350 – 1. and Composites.02 – 0.8 0..05 – 0.240.038 – 0.Table 2: SCS Parylene Properties Method Parylene HT Parylene C Parylene N Acrylic (AR) a. Our equipment is used in environments that range from university and research labs to high-volume production applications.200 3. Specialty Coating Systems. New Jersey. d.” 4th Edition. 9.2 – 3.5C 4 <0.3 0. liquid spray.J.04 – 0.01 <0.6 – 0.02 – 0.10 2.3 – – 1.95 2. Our worldwide resources include highly experienced sales engineers. 5 x dia. Elastomers.110 Water Vapor Transmission Rate (g•mm)/(m2•day) Water Absorption (% after 24 hours) Gas Permeability @ 25°C Dielectric Strength V/mil 6 5. Chapter 6.0020 0.500 10. ASTM D 570 5. ASTM D 149 ASTM D 150 ASTM G 154 ASTM D 1894 ASTM D 882 ASTM D 785 Innovative solutions for advanced technologies.8 – 4.1 <0.000 50 x dia.5 2. . Spray or Brush Spray or Brush Spray or Brush Spray or Brush R122 R80 R85 M68 – M105 M80 – M110 68A – 80D (Shore) 40A – 45A (Shore) a.0002 0.com © Copyright 2012 Specialty Coating Systems.013 0.21 2.181 118. Inc.000 7.7 – 3.2 4.000 7.0 84.0006 0.0 – – 31.0 Dissipation Factor 60 Hz 1 KHz 1 MHz 7 <0.29 0. “Plastics in Coatings and Finishes.011 – 0.4 3.003 – 0. ASTM E 96 (at 90% RH.03 0.2 3.65 2.000 – 13.93 – 3.b Silicone (SR) a.006 350°C 450°C 80°C 100°C 60°C 80°C 82°C – 177°C – 121°C – 260°C – 8 > 2. In addition to Parylene coating services.000 hrs <100 hrs <100 hrs – – – – Coefficient of Friction Static Dynamic 9 0.7 19.2739 W scscoatings.500 2.94C 0.000 – 11.000 175 – 10. 7. Coating Materials for Electronic Applications. Licari.008 – 0.020 0. ionic contamination test systems. b.4 3.4 – – 78. Inc.019 0.08 0.b 1. SCS and Parylene HT are registered trademarks of Specialty Coating Systems. Conformal Coating Handbook. Covered by patent rights issued and/or pending. ASTM D 1434 6.500 2.59 13. documenting and processing—provides our customers peace of mind and minimizes their resources needed to meet the most challenging industry specifications and quality requirements.0002 0. reproduced or referenced without express written permission of SCS..0002 0. 37oC) (Parylene C only) 3. SCS is a direct descendant of the companies that originally developed Parylene.400 5.1 – 4. and UV and thermal cure units. ASTM F 1249 (at 100% RH.6 – 3.