Electronic devices have undergone a revolution in size, performance and portability. From consumer devices like smartphones, tablets and wearables to specialized industrial technology such as automation controls, electronics are everywhere — including in many challenging environments. Without adequate electronic protection, components inside devices can suffer corrosion when exposed to contaminants. This degrades electronic performance and may lead to electrical shorts and device failure. At the same time, smaller, more complex, dense printed circuit boards (PCBs) with high-performance components, LEDs and a variety of miniaturized components are placing higher demands on electronic protection coatings.
3M™ Novec™ Electronic Grade Coatings offer protection against corrosion for the sensitive internal components of devices and are ultra-thin compared with traditional conformal coatings. Our products are the result of decades of experience improving electronic grade coatings to help guard against moisture, water/salt water immersion, sulfur, oils, humidity and pollution. These offer ease of application, reworkability and the ability to apply without masking or curing.