Conformal Coating: The Latest Trends and Developments


Conformal coating is a vital process in the electronics manufacturing industry. It is used to protect electronic circuits from harsh environments, and it can also improve the reliability and performance of those circuits. With the ever-changing landscape of the electronics industry, it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in conformal coating. Here are some of the latest trends and developments in the world of conformal coating


One of the biggest trends in the electronics industry is miniaturization. As electronic devices continue to benefit from the newest innovations and get smaller and smaller, the need for conformal coatings that can protect those devices becomes more important. PVA’s precision valve technology combined with our Pathmaster software allows for the precise application necessary on the smallest of PCBs and other electronics, providing the protective coating needed for the manufacturing process. 

Increased Use of Robotics

The use of robotics such as PVA’s Delta 8 and Delta 6 brings an increased level of accuracy and consistency, which is essential when working with today’s small, delicate electronic components. Not only do robotics heighten the quality of protection, but because of its increased accuracy, less material goes to waste. These savings pass down from the manufacturer to the distributor and ultimately the consumer. Paired with the robots ability to work around the clock, lead times fall drastically as well.

New Materials

As electronic components continue to get smaller and more delicate, new materials are being developed to meet the challenges posed by these changes. Through our partnerships with industry leaders, such as Dymax and Momentive, PVA is able to assess the ever-growing market of materials and optimize our solutions for the future. These new materials offer improved performance and protection while still being able to meet the requirements for miniaturization. Marrying materials with equipment solidifies your process for a seamless application process that is repeatable.

The electronics manufacturing industry is constantly changing, it is important to stay up-to-date on all the latest trends and developments in order to succeed. Conformal coating is a vital process in electronics manufacturing, and recent trends such as miniaturization, increased use of robotics, and new materials are having a significant impact on the way that conformal coatings are being used. By understanding these trends, the PVA team can help you be better prepared to meet the challenges posed by these trends and to stay ahead of the competition.

Contact the experts at PVA to find your conformal coating solution today!