Electrolube – What’s Best in Conformal Coating

As a leading international manufacturer of high specification chemicals for electronics, automotive, aerospace, LEDs, military, telecoms and industrial manufacturing, Electrolube is uniquely positioned to meet and solve all customers’ chemical needs worldwide with the highest level of customer support, service and delivery. As a long established organisation with a deep commitment to innovation, research and development, customer service, quality control and environmental responsibility, Electrolube consistently develops evolving new solutions for the market that improve performance and reliability of devices and provide safer working conditions for operators and the environment at large

As a division of the H. K. Wentworth Group, Electrolube has provided bespoke solutions and ‘off the shelf’ products since 1941. Over the past 76 years, the company has grown significantly and now has a strong international presence in over 55 countries. With an expansive range of Conformal Coatings, Resins, Thermal management, Contact lubricants, Cleaning solutions and Maintenance & Service Aids, we provide the world’s leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices with a ‘complete solution’ at all levels of production and offer genuine security of scale. Our robust supply chain means that when the unexpected happens, we’re capable of delivering a truly bespoke service anywhere in the world, fast and efficiently.

Our products, expertise and resources ensure that Electrolube’s unrivalled customer service extends to every corner of the world. You can rely on our fully trained, knowledgeable staff to provide expert advice on your application requirements. Having a named single point of contact ensures we work closely with our customers, solving problems in the most efficient way possible.

One of our core strengths is our collaborative nature. Electrolube works closely with customers to understand their technical requirements and ensure that fast-changing advancements are in turn, matched in performance by evolving bespoke solutions. Our in-house testing equipment is state-of-the-art and provides customers with the reassurance that our solutions will work reliably, tailored to their specific requirements.

All our products are manufactured at our own factories in the UK and China and are available in multi lingual and versatile packaging, which includes: bulk containers, pumps, aerosols, syringes, tubes, pens, sachets and small tins. Our commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for our efficient Environmental Management System and we have also been awarded the OHAS 18001 standard. More recently, Electrolube was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen for all the hard work and expansion success achieved over the past few years and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

If you are keen to find new ways of improving the reliability and performance of your device, application or process, Electrolube has a friendly team of experts you can turn to for first class advice that could exceed your expectations and solve an issue you have been wrestling with for some time. If we can help in any way possible, please talk to us +44 (0)1530 419600 to find a better solution.

Find out how to design out problems with Phil Kinner

In this, the first of a series of posts that take a closer look at production issues – particularly those that circuit designers are in a position to address at the earliest stages of a project – Phil provides some design pointers that will help you avoid some common pitfalls when applying conformal coatings. In each post, he will list five essential ‘Facts’ about conformal coatings that will help you to streamline your production processes.


Attention all Design Engineers! Five coating facts you really should be aware of…

In recent months, Electrolube’s Technical Director of the Conformal Coatings Division, Phil Kinner, has taken a closer look at coating issues – particularly those that circuit designers need to address at the earliest stages of a project. In a series of regular posts, Phil provides key design pointers to help electronics manufacturers avoid some common pitfalls when applying conformal coatings and lists five essential coating ‘Facts’, highlighting certain production related issues that are frequent sources of problems – problems, he asserts, that are so much easier to resolve at the design stage, rather than at the prototype or – more importantly – at the production stage.


Design…….Production……..Some essential facts!

Phil provides some design pointers that will help you avoid some common pitfalls when applying conformal coatings. In each post, he lists five essential ‘Facts’ about conformal coatings that will help you to streamline your production processes.



Automotive Electronics Put Conformal Coatings To The Test

While the value of the electronic systems in a modern vehicle typically exceeds 20% of the total vehicle cost, many estimate that this value will exceed 35% within the next 5 year period. With the increased adoption of electronic vehicles and the development of the Internet of Things, which has brought us driverless cars like those being tested by Google in California, and BMW on the roads of Bavaria, the future of this industry is starkly different to that of the 1970s when electronic fuel injection systems were first introduced to mainstream production.


Ask Phil – Do you have a burning question or issue you’d like to put to Phil? Send in your queries to phil.kinner@electrolube.com and he will endeavour to answer.