Handbook of Polymer Coatings for Electronics

Chemistry, Technology and Applications


  • James J. Licari, AvanTeco, Whittier, CA, USA
  • Laura A. Hughes, Southern Oregon University

This completely revised edition remains the only comprehensive treatise on polymer coatings for electronics. Since the original edition, the applications of coatings for the environmental protection of electronic systems have greatly increased, largely driven by the competitive need to reduce costs, weight and volume. The demands for high-speed circuits for the rapid processing of signals and data, high-density circuits for the storage and retrieval of megabits of memory, and the improved reliability required of electronics for guiding and controlling weapons and space vehicles have triggered the development of many new and improved coating polymers and formulations. Both the theoretical aspects of coatings (molecular structure of polymer types and their correlation with electrical and physical properties) and applied aspects (functions, deposition processes, applications, testing) are covered in the book. Over 100 proprietary coating formulations were reviewed, their properties collated, and tables of comparative properties prepared. This book is useful as both a primer and as a handbook for collecting properties data.
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Coatings manufacturers and processors for the electronics industry.


Book information

  • Published: December 1990
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1235-6

Table of Contents

1. Chemistry and Properties of Coatings - Polyurethanes-Epoxies-Phenoxies-Silicones Polyurethanes Epoxies Phenoxies Silicones References2. Chemistry and Properties of Coatings - Polyimides-Fluorocarbons-Polyxylylenes Polyimides Fluorocarbons Polyxylylenes Electronic Applications References3. Chemistry and Properties of Coatings - Polyesters-Polyvinyls-Polystyrenes-Acrylics-Diallylphthalates-Polyamides-Phenolics-Polysulfides Polyesters Polyvinyls Polystyrenes Acrylics Diallylphthalate and Other Allylic Polymers Polyamides Phenolics Polysulfides References4. Functions of Coatings Electrical Properties Environmental Protection Thermal Conductivity References5. Manufacturing Technology Cleaning Application Methods Curing and Polymerization of Solid Films Thin-Film Deposition General Properties of Thin-Film Polymer Coatings References6. Circuit Coatings Circuit-Board Coatings Resist Coatings Coatings for Thin- and Thick-Film Circuits References7. Coatings for Space Electronics Outgassing Sterilization Space and Nuclear Radiation References8. Wire and Coil Coatings Magnet-Wire Classifications Wire-Coating Types Impregnating Varnishes Application and Winding Methods Testing Wire Coatings Effects of Radiation Stripping of Wire Coatings References9. Coating for Electronic Components and Devices Functions of Plastic Packaging Materials for Discrete Devices Plastic Packaging Materials Thin-Film Coatings Functions of Coating Materials for Hybrid Microcircuits Application Methods Parameters Affecting Electronic Devices Commercial and Military Uses of Plastic Packages References10. Specifications Material Specifications Process Specifications Electrical-Performance Specifications Commercial, Military, and Federal Specifications Test Methods for Organic Coatings ReferencesAppendix Table A-1: Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Text Table A-2: Thickness Units and Equivalents Commonly Used for Coatings Table A-3: Thermal-Conductivity Units and Equivalents Table A-4: Thermal-Conductivity Data Table A-5: Coefficients of Linear Thermal Expansion Table A-6: Water-Absorption Data Table A-7: Moisture-Vapor-Transmission Rates of Plastic Coatings and Films Table A-8: Sward Hardness Values for Coatings Table A-9: Abrasion-Resistance Values for Organic Coatings Table A-10: Dielectric Strength Table A-11: Arc Resistance Table A-12: Volume Resistivities Table A-13: Dielectric Constants of Polymer Coatings (at 25¦C) Table A-14: Dielectric Constants of Materials Other Than Polymers Table A-15: Dielectric Constants of Inorganic Insulators Table A-16: Dissipation Factors (at 25¦C)Index