HumiSeal® 1A68 Urethane Conformal Coating
HumiSeal® 1A68 is a single component, polyurethane conformal coating, suitable for general printed circuit board applications. HumiSeal® 1A68 contains no free isocyanates and fluoresces under UV light for inspection purposes. HumiSeal® 1A68 coating is IPC-CC-830 and RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC compliant and recognized under UL File Number E105698.
Properties of HumiSeal® 1A67
|Density, per ASTM D1475||0.95 ± 0.02 g/cm³|
|Solids Content, % by weight per Fed-Std-141, Meth. 4044||44 ± 2 %|
|Viscosity, per Fed-Std-141, Meth. 4287||180 ± 20 centipoise|
|Drying Time to Handle per Fed-Std-141, Meth. 4061||15 minutes|
|Recommended Coating Thickness||25 – 75 microns|
|Optional Curing Conditions to Reach Optimum Properties||30 days at RT
30 hours @ 76°C 20 hours @ 88°C
|Recommended Thinner (dipping, brushing)||HumiSeal® Thinner 503|
|Recommended Thinner (spraying)||HumiSeal® Thinner 523|
|Recommended Stripper||HumiSeal® Stripper 1063|
|Shelf Life at Room Temperature, DOM||24 months|
|Thermal Shock, 50 cycles per MIL-I-46058C||-65°C to 125°C|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion – TMA||193 ppm/°C|
|Glass Transition Temperature – DSC||26°C|
|Modulus – DMA||27.2 MPa|
|Flammability, per UL 94||V-0|
|Dielectric Withstand Voltage, per MIL-I-46058C||>1500 volts|
|Dielectric Breakdown Voltage, per ASTM D149||7500 volts|
|Dielectric Constant, at 1MHz and 25°C per ASTM D150-98||3.6|
|Dissipation Factor, at 1MHz and 25°C per ASTM D150-98||0.03|
|Insulation Resistance, per MIL-I-46058C||2.0 x 1014 ohms (200TΩ)|
|Moisture Insulation Resistance, per MIL-I-46058C||1.6 x 1010 ohms (16GΩ)|
|CTI, per UL746E @ 600 volts||0 PLC|
|Fungus Resistance, per ASTM G21||Passes|
Application of HumiSeal® 1A68
Cleanliness of the substrate is of extreme importance for the successful application of a conformal coating. Surfaces must be free of moisture, dirt, wax, grease, flux residues and all other contaminants. Contamination under the coating could cause problems that may lead to assembly failures.
Depending on the complexity, density and configuration of components on the assembly, it may be necessary to reduce the viscosity of HumiSeal® 1A68 with HumiSeal® Thinner 503 in order to obtain a uniform film. Once optimum viscosity is determined, a controlled rate of immersion and withdrawal (5-15 cm/min) will further ensure even deposition of the coating and ultimately a uniform film. During the application, evaporation of solvent causes an increase in viscosity that should be adjusted by adding small amounts of HumiSeal® Thinner 503. Viscosity in the dip tank should be checked regularly, using a simple measuring device such as a Zahn or Ford viscosity cup.
HumiSeal® 1A68 can be sprayed using conventional spraying equipment. Spraying should be done in an environment with adequate ventilation so that the vapour and mist are carried away from the operator. The addition of HumiSeal® Thinner 521 is necessary to ensure a uniform spray pattern resulting in pinhole-free film. The amount of thinner and spray pressure will depend on the specific type of spray equipment used and operator technique. The recommended ratio of HumiSeal® 1A68 to HumiSeal® Thinner 521 is 1:1 by volume; however the ratio may need to be adjusted to obtain a uniform coating.
HumiSeal® 1A68 may be applied by brush. Uniformity of the film depends on component density and operator’s technique.
HumiSeal® 1A68 should be stored away from excessive heat or cold, in tightly closed containers. HumiSeal® products may be stored at temperatures of 0 to 35°C. Prior to use, allow the product to equilibrate for 24 hours at a room temperature of 18 to 32°C.
Application of HumiSeal® Conformal Coatings should be carried out in accordance with local and National Health and Safety regulations.
The solvents in HumiSeal® Conformal Coatings are flammable. Material should not be used in presence of open flame or sparks. Use only in well-ventilated areas to avoid inhalation of vapours or spray. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Consult MSDS/SDS prior to use.