Protecting Electronics

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Over 300 million smartphones will be damaged by water this year costing businesses in excess of $100 billion. Coatings producer HZO is leading the fight to provide 100% protection to devices.

The current industry standard for liquid and dust protection is the IPX scale (e.g. IPX7). The standard is:
1. Predicated on keeping water out of a device;
2. Based on exposure to only clean water, NOT corrosive (e.g. salt) or toxic environments;
3. Applies only to a new out of the box products.
However, the industry standard falls short of what is required for protecting electronic devices. Nanocoating company HZO has developed protective nanocoatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding environments. The technology exhibits superior performance over mechanical seals and traditional conformal coatings when exposed to water or corrosive environments.

Table 1. HZO coatings in comparison to other technologies.

Technology  Description
Mechanical seals • Limited reliability
• Corrosion resistance varies
• May be dislodged on physical impact
• Visually unappealing
Traditional conformal coatings • Bulky and heavy
• Curing required
• Limited heat dissipation
• Obtuse application
HZO coatings • State of the art thin film alternatives
• Tested for up to 1,000 hours of
submersion
• Better corrosion resistance
• Highly conformal, uniform, and pinholefree
• Optically clear

 

3. Applies only to a new out of the box products.
However, the industry standard falls short of what is required for protecting electronic devices. Nanocoating company HZO has developed protective nanocoatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding environments. The technology exhibits superior performance over mechanical seals and traditional conformal coatings when exposed to water or corrosive environments.

HZO’s Parylene Coating and Plasma Coatings Processes completely protects devices and components from harsh and corrosive environments—for extended periods of time, all while preserving complete device design, form and function. The company is engaged with significant OEMs in consumer electronics as well as other leading companies in markets such as automotive and IoT, including:
• Nike.
• Dell.
• Netatmo.
• Elecom.
• Rakuten kobo.

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