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PlasmaTreat Tech Days

PVA announced that Jon Urquhart, Director of Application Engineering, will present at PlasmaTreat’s Tech Days, scheduled to take place Oct. 8, 2019 at L.I.F.T in Detroit, MI.

The automotive industry is going through a transitional game-changing period. As the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles, increasingly complex automotive electronics will require more stringent regulatory and safety standards. ISO26262 addresses the needs for an automotive specific international standard that focuses on safety critical components.

Urquhart has been PVA’s senior application engineer since 1993. Jon specializes in the processing of fluid materials in a production environment and is utilized by material manufacturers and end users alike to optimize their process and recommend efficient automated equipment and application solutions. “Jon currently holds numerous patents for spray valve designs and coating machine configurations and is a renowned expert in the selective application of conformal coating materials with over 20 years of applicable experience,” says Frank Hart, Global Sales and Marketing Manager of PVA.

The conformal coating process has since evolved from the days of hand masking electronic assemblies. Machine developments have provided the ability to use many applicators and fluids to meet target result. As equipment becomes more sophisticated, so does circuitry design, which creates tighter coating requirements and smaller process windows. The fluids used for coating and masking have also developed and have enabled the use of new process techniques not typically employed in conformal coating. Defining the end goal of a conformal coating process, and understanding the equipment capability with various application techniques will be discussed, along with extra tips on identifying process issues.

For more information, please contact PVA at or (518) 371-2684.