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Electrolube to Launch USTFA Conformal & UVCL UV Cure Non-VOC Coatings at IPC APEX EXPO

Published on 2014-02-24. Author : SpecialChem

Electrolube has developed a new acrylic conformal coating, USTFA, for the American market to enable users to reduce their site's VOC emissions. Over the past few years, U.S. Federal and State Agencies have been establishing limitations and regulations of VOC content found in thousands of chemical products. As an ISO 14001 specialist chemicals manufacturer committed to innovation, safety and environmental responsibility, Electrolube's USTFA conformal coating has been developed to assist U.S. manufacturers comply with these regulations by using federally approved, VOC-exempt solvents to improve operator safety and reduce environmental impact.

The low viscosity USTFA coating facilitates and optimizes the selective coating process, and provides greater adhesion on difficult substrates. With UL94 V-0 flammability rating, the fast drying coating meets the requirements of IPC-CC-830 and is currently pending UL746E from the Underwriters Laboratories. The coating is also available as bulk material for manual application methods.

Electrolube will launch the new acrylic coating at the IPC APEX EXPO in Vegas, alongside a new fast-drying UV Cure coating, UVCL, which is also VOC-free. The 100% solids coating cures in seconds with conveyorized UV lamps, or within 2 hours at 80°C, due to an innovative 'multi-cure' mechanism that facilitates cure in shadowed areas. With a 12-month shelf life, the single-component, low-viscosity UVCL coating has been specifically formulated to give superior 'sharp-edge' coverage with common selective coating methods. Shadowed areas will cure in less than 3 days at ambient temperatures and humidity, or can be accelerated by a 30-minute bake at 80°C. The highly flexible coating meets IPC-CC-830 requirements and is UL94 V-0 rated. Pending UL746E, UVCL is extremely resistant to common 'thermal shock' cycling, solvent and fluid exposure, moisture vapor, salt-spray and condensing environments.

One of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, Electrolube is a trusted provider of high performance chemical solutions formulated with the utmost care to the environment and operator. Company representatives from Electrolube's offices in Texas and the UK will be on booth 2119 at IPC APEX EXPO to assist visitors with their conformal coating, resin, cleaning and thermal management challenges.

About Electrolube

Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is one of the leading manufacturers of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing. Additionally, Electrolube manufactures and supplies specialist lubricants to the automotive, industrial and domestic switch manufacturing sector. Research and development, quality and environmental concerns are fundamental to the Electrolube philosophy of providing the highest level of customer service. This is achieved both direct to manufacturers and via a worldwide network of subsidiaries and distributors. The continued global expansion of Electrolube and its innovative range of environmentally friendly products prove that the total capability and dedication to customer care combine to create a winning formula.

Source: Electrolube

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