Electrolube’s HPA Coating Receives Approval From Defence Electronics Manufacturer in India

Electrolube’s thriving subsidiary in Bangalore, Electrolube India, is delighted to announce a recent approval from one of India’s leading Defence Electronics Manufacturers. The global electro-chemicals specialist has been officially added to a key customer’s approved vendor database for its MIL approved conformal coating, HPA, and  conformal coating thinner, UAT.

Electrolube’s HPA (High Performance Acrylic) conformal coating is specifically designed to meet the challenging requirements of more demanding applications, such as those found in the defence and aerospace industries. The high performance HPA coating is fast drying and flexible, while maintaining excellent characteristics in the harshest of environments. It has a transparent finish, which retains outstanding  optical clarity, making it a good choice for LEDs operating in severe conditions and applications exposed to UV light. The coating offers a wide operating temperature from -55°C to +130°C, and is touch dry in 10-15 minutes.

The MIL approved HPA coating (MIL-1-46058C) also features a UV trace to aid inspection and can be sprayed, dipped or brushed. HPA is also resistant to mould growth and provides high adhesion to a variety of substrates. The coating can be easily removed with thinners such as Electrolube’s UAT (Universal Acrylic Conformal Coating Thinner). Additionally, Electrolube has also developed HPASP, which has been specifically formulated to provide a viscosity between 60-100mPa s for customers using selective coating and spray equipment. HPASP can improve production efficiency by eliminating the need to use thinners.

Electrolube’s UAT (Universal Acrylic Conformal Coating Thinner) is a high purity solvent blend designed for use with all Electrolube acrylic based coatings. The primary use of UAT is to dilute coatings for use in dip and spray coating applications however it can be used to clean coating equipment which has been used with Electrolube’s acrylic coatings.

Padmanabha Shakthivelu, General Manager of Electrolube India, comments, “We are delighted to have received this important approval from one of India’s most respected and established Defence Electronics Manufacturers. It is a testimony to the technical prowess of Electrolube’s global team who pool R&D expertise across their 3 keys sites in the UK, China and India to provide high performance solutions that not only improve processes and productivity but also vastly increase the reliability of end-products.”

Electrolube is among the world’s foremost experts in the formulation and application of conformal coatings designed to meet international approvals, including European and American military specifications. The award winning range conformal coating range comprises a revolutionary two-component series (2K), a brand new UV cure range, acrylics, silicones, polyurethanes, hybrid chemistries and environmentally friendly options. Electrolube also offers both transparent and pigmented coatings to improve or camouflage the appearance of printed circuit boards and provides a number of ancillary products to complement the use of conformal coatings, which includes thinners and removers, peelable coating masks and thixotropic materials for dam and fill applications.

For further information, visit www.electrolube.in

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