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Parylene Chemical Properties: Product Protection That May Surprise You

You carefully wrap great-grandma’s wedding china in tissue paper, cover your car to shield it from salt in snowy weather and place your newborn baby in a snug car seat. Why? Because when you want something to stay safe for a long time, you protect it. That’s what parylene is,…
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Parylene Optical Properties: Why Your Competitors See Parylene in a New Light

Color and light are critical to our sense of sight and one of the most important ways that we interpret the world around us. Whether we’re viewing an ancient artifact to learn about our past, checking out an electronic billboard on our way to work, or discovering distant stars through…
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Parylene Biocompatibility — It Does A Body Good

The human body is like a fortress. It protects your organs on the inside while rejecting foreign invaders and pushing them outside. Typically, that’s exactly what you’d want it to do, but sometimes, we need foreign materials to be accepted, like in the case of transplants, rods in damaged bones…
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Parylene Electric Properties: How Parylene Protects Sensitive Elements

You protect your car with a car cover. You protect your skin with sunscreen. You protect your phone screen with a plastic film to prevent scratches. When something matters, you protect it. The same is true for electronics and the best protection for your electronic devices is parylene. But what…
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Parylene Thermal Properties: How Temperature Extremes Affect Parylene

Pale skin, potato salad, parylene. What do these things have in common? Each will come to harm if left in the heat too long. Everything in existence has an upper temperature limit, so the selection of the type of parylene that you want to use to protect your product depends…
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Parylene Thickness – When A Little Goes A Long Way

When a client chooses a parylene coating for their product, one of the first questions they ask is “what thickness should I use?” and, as with most things, context matters. More isn’t always better. There’s almost always a trade off, because the thicker you go, the longer it takes to…
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Parylene Barrier Properties: Why Aren’t All My Electronics Waterproof?

In the twelve years I’ve been working with electronics and conformal coatings the question I get asked the most by family and friends is: “Why aren’t all of my electronics waterproof?” My usual answer is: “Why would they need to be?” Do you really need to use a toaster in…
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Your Devices Aren’t as Protected as You Think Without Corrosion Resistant Coatings

The Problem Corrosion can be defined as the deterioration of a material, usually a metal, or its properties because of a reaction with its environment. Like a pest nibbling away at crops, it eats away at your products and like most pests, corrosion is natural and unavoidable. The good news…
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VSI Parylene is pleased to be working with Lifetech Solutions

Providing precision parylene coating services is a very rewarding experience. We get to see first hand how people use technology to reinvent what’s possible. Parylene has so many functions that we call it the Swiss Army knife of molecular level coatings. We see start-up companies use parylene to build breakthrough…
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Enginursday: Playin’ with Parylene

It has been a lot of fun working with the Sparkfun team.  Can't wait to see what they will get up to next! "If you have a project that might benefit from a protective coating, I urge you to get in contact with VSI Parylene. They’re incredibly helpful." Click here…
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VSI Parylene- Medical Design and Outsourcing

Think VSI Parylene for thin, complete, pin-hole free coatings. VSI Parylene worked with Medical Design and Outsourcing to help educate its readers about parylene. As modern medical devices push the limits of technology, parylene coatings are finding more places to assist evolving technologies. Parylene, a conformal polymer coating that’s biostable…
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VSI Parylene – Company Week

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE ON COMPANY WEEK'S WEBSITE CEO Steve Neely's company coats an array of tiny but valuable parts with insulating, protective parylene for use in semiconductors, medical devices and high-end electronics. Neely co-founded the company with VP Brian Behne after working at a semiconductor test facility…
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