What is Encapsulation? 

The process of encapsulating the PCB in a resin in order to protect against diverse conditions, including moisture, high voltage protection, and other severe problems that can be caused by the environment. Encapsulation can also be used to prevent the theft of intellectual property (IP) and uses a two-part epoxy resin to encase a circuit board within the outer case. The encapsulation process and technique can be used for qualifying assemblies for ATEX and UL requirements. 

How does Encapsulation differ from Conformal Coating?

Both of these processes are used to protect the PCBA from factors such as contamination or environmental damage. Conformal Coating will offer partial protection by adding a thin layer of polymeric film, however, Encapsulation involves completely covering the whole assembly in a protective epoxy resin in order to offer a higher level of protection.

Benefits of Encapsulation 

  • Offers a higher level of protection than Conformal Coating
  • Protects against potential IP Theft 
  • Resistance to shock and vibration 

Why choose Pulsar Manufacturing?

Pulsar Manufacturing are ATEX, UL, and ISO9001 approved and always strive to produce the highest quality products with upmost reliability. With 25 years industry experience, our team are skilled and knowledgeable and able to produce components to the toughest specification. Our strict and rigorous quality regimes mean that standards like ATEX and ISO are consistently met without compromise or question and our encapsulation process ensures that your product meets your innovation requirements, regardless of application conditions.

Want to hear more about our Encapsulation processes? Get in touch and one of our team will be glad to help.

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