Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) introduced the new Labcoter® 3 Parylene deposition system (PDS 2010) for Parylene laboratory research, applications development and testing, the Labcoter 3 performs reliable and repeatable application of SCS Parylene conformal coatings process.

The CE-certified system features Windows®-based software with a touchscreen monitor. Built-in feature data logging and reporting allow deposition process records, including vaporizer temperatures and deposition chamber vacuum levels, to be easily exported as data.

Ultra-thin Parylene coatings are inert and biocompatible, and have excellent moisture, chemical and dielectric barrier properties. Parylene polymer coatings are applied via vapor deposition equipment systems, which allows for the precise control of coating rate and thickness. The deposition process begins as the powdered precursor (dimer) is vaporized under vacuum and heated to form a dimeric gas. The gas is then pyrolized to cleave the dimer into its monomeric form and finally is deposited as a transparent polymer film. The polymerization process occurs at ambient temperatures and does not involve solvents, catalysts or cure forces. Parylene coatings process can be applied in thicknesses from several hundred angstroms to 75 microns.

Parylenes can be applied to components such as circuit boards, sensors, wafers, medical devices, MEMS and elastomeric components. SCS Labcoters are useful in research, development and repair environments.