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Publication Date: 03/1/2008
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Electrolube Intros Non VOC Conformal Coating
Non-VOC conformal coating, and VOC-free machine cleaner.
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England — Electrolube has introduced what is said to be the market's first non-VOC conformal coating, NVOC, and NVMC, a VOC-free machine cleaner. The electro-chemicals manufacturer has also introduced Resin Stop, a new fluoropolymer release coating, and PCS, a new synthetic peelable coating mask as part of the drive to reduce VOC emissions.

According to the company, it has created the market's first non VOC conformal coating, NVOC. The new material is a polyurethane-based coating which reacts with atmospheric moisture to produce a tough, flexible coating. It has processing parameters and drying times similar to solvent-based coatings which enables an easier change to VOC-free PC board protection without changing processing parameters. NVMC, the company's Non-VOC Machine Cleaner, was designed alongside NVOC to eliminate the use of solvents when flushing through equipment, preventing any coating deposits from being left in the machine from curing.

Resin Stop, a new fluoropolymer release coating, is suited for coating machinery, jigs, molds and other substrates of aluminum, stainless steel, glass and numerous plastics which are likely to come into contact with resin. Once applied to the substrate, Resin Stop provides a dry film that prevents most epoxy and polyurethane resins from adhering. When the resin has fully cured it can then simply be peeled off.

Non-corrosive to most substrates, PCS is a flexible, synthetic acrylic latex with good solvent resistance, making it suitable for masking components, connectors and other items during a conformal coating process. The coating is water based and environmentally friendly. On application, the mask is orange and changes to a darker color once cured. It can be peeled very easily by hand after the cure process without breaking or leaving residues.

For more information, contact: Electrolube, Kingsbury Park, Midland Rd., Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AN, UK 44 (0) 1283 222111 fax: 44 (0) 1283 550177 E-mail: Web:

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