Component Management

Nanocoating enables water ingress protection to IPX7

6th January 2016
Nat Bowers

Europlasma has launched its next-gen plasma coating solutions for the electronics industry, from CES 2016, under the Nanofics 120 S brand name. Nanofics refers to nanoscaled functionalisation into the core of complex shaped materials and products. It is Europlasma’s patented and patent pending plasma coating technology platform, used worldwide for the coating of filtration products, functional textiles, medical devices and consumer electronics for 20 years.

The Nanofics 120 coatings are highly liquid repellent and have proven to be suited to splashproof and corrosion protect wearable and portable electronics. The Nanofics 120 can be applied on component level, PCB or even the whole device. It is typically used to reach water ingress protection levels up to  IPX4 and salt mist corrosion protection for at least 48 hours.

Building further on the same Nanofics 120 platform, Europlasma scientists and engineers have now developed and patented a new ultra-thin coating system which allows electronics to survive full water submersion while powered on. Devices with their internal electronics protected by Nanofics 120 S can now reach IPX7 or higher.

Eva Rogge, CTO, Europlasma, commented: "With Nanofics 120 and Nanofics 120 S we are now able to offer our clients plasma coating technology for any level of protection, from improving resistance to high humidity and corrosive environments, to making devices fully waterproof. We look forward to work with each customer individually to develop the best possible solution for his or her specific electronic device and to implement it on industrial scale.”

Visit Europlasma at booth 22018 in LVCC South Hall 1 at CES 2016 to learn more.

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