Introduction

Conformal coatings are being used in more and more applications across a wide range of market sectors.

The traditional sectors such as Aerospace and Defence are always going to require conformal coatings. However, new sectors such as LEDs, telecommunications and commerial products such as white goods are growing in popularity.

This increased demand for conformal coatings is often coupled with elevated requirements of the material in different areas such as performance, application ease, environment, sustainability, quality and functional properties.

All of these increased requirements need to be considered in order to ensure that our products meet expected standards. Each market sector has a distinct set of requirements in terms of standards, operating environments as well as other factors. Finally, the needs of the production engineer differ from those of the designer, quality manager or purchase manager.