Plasma Ruggedized: Providing Conformal Coatings for Northern California

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Performance production and engineering services can enhance the longevity of sensitive applications by protecting against corrosion, contamination, and more. Plasma Ruggedized Solutions (PRS) is a leading provider of parylene coatings and other quality production and engineering services with over 20 years of experience.

Plasma Etching Treatments for PCBs

Drilling processes in circuit board manufacturing can leave a residue that affects performance. Plasma etching treatments for PCBs include plasma desmear and plasma etchback to remove residual resin deposits from drilled holes in printed circuit boards. Using controlled chemical reactions, plasma desmear ensures reliability through resin removal. Plasma etchback uses a similar process but provides the added benefit of removing some surrounding substrate on PCB interconnects to promote enhanced electrical contact between interconnects and copper plating.

In addition to plasma etching treatments for PCBs, Plasma Ruggedized offers several plasma treatments to remove fluorine and other elements from challenging materials, gold activation, carbon removal, and more.

Polyurethane Printed Circuit Board Conformal Coatings

PRS offers polyurethane PCB coatings in single and two-component formulations. Single-component polyurethane conformal coatings offer extended pot life but a longer cure cycle; in contrast, two-component polyurethane PCB coatings feature a quick cure time but a shorter pot life than single-component formulations. Single- and two-component polyurethane coatings are easily applied and provide excellent moisture, chemical, and abrasion resistance. Polyurethane PCB coatings are ideal for aerospace applications or applications where exposure to vapors is a standard concern. 

Electronic Potting Services for Superior Performance

Potting and encapsulating electronics protect them from various environmental and security threats. Electronic potting services ensure superior performance and longevity by providing increased protection against shock and vibration, corrosion, dust, moisture, and chemical contaminants, as well as tampering or reverse engineering. PRS can encapsulate any quantity of applications from first articles to scaled production.  Electronic potting services are available using a range of materials, including processes such as:

  • Epoxy Coatings
  • Silicone Coatings
  • Urethane Coatings
  • Silicone Potting & Encapsulation
  • Acrylic Coatings

Plasma Ruggedized Solutions offers electronic potting services for PCBs, electromechanical devices, electronic subsystems and systems, printed circuit assemblies, and primed steel, aluminum, or plastic surfaces.

Quality Assurance Practices from PRS

We aim to provide high-quality conformal coating services and products while meeting imperative production and safety standards. Plasma Ruggedized Solutions utilizes quality assurance practices and is a holder of many industry certifications, including:

  • AS9100
  • NASA STD 8739.1A
  • ITAR

In addition to our certifications, we employ service quality policies and provide information on our practices, such as CRMT and our sales terms and conditions. Our list of additional accreditations also includes ITC, IPC, RoHS, WEEE, and TUV UL certifications.

Contact Plasma Ruggedized for Industry Leading Production and Engineering Services

PRS provides advanced production and engineering solutions to protect components and offer the operational longevity that you require. PRS proudly serves San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, and the rest of Northern California. Contact us for more information on any of our production and engineering services, or request a quote for a custom solution today.