The number of civil industries that use Parylene coating for self developed devices is endless, from robots in swimming pools that benefit from the sealing capabilities of Parylene, through transmitters attached to animals in moisture and acid rich environments benefiting from its resistance to acids and gas, as well as extreme weather conditions, to automotive devices, which require explosion and chemical resistant coating which is non-flammable. Parylene is the ultimate solution to all of the coating challenges of the civilian industries.
You may find Parylene also in the following civil apications :
Parylene polymers are the best known solution currently available on the market, for insulation, isolation, & especially ENCAPSULATION of substrates, which require protection against humidity, chemicals, electric isolation and much more.
The micro-size of the Parylene molecule and its penetrability into very narrow crevices makes it the perfect material for Nano size substrate encapsulation. Together with its various other characteristics, Parylene is a multi-level solution for all environmental and micro packaging problems.
The Parylene layer is a unique coating in that it allows for special resistance against all types of harsh environments and climates, including the inner and outer spaces of the coated product, and is especially effective in the transition area between the various spaces.
Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS), introduce a miniaturization level and integration with electrical mechanical componentry in sizes that makes Parylene practically the only product on the market that allows for encasement. Moreover, in such systems Parylene is used as a “dry lubricant” (due to its low friction coefficient) for micro-mechanical systems, while performing such tasks as: encapsulation and sealing, as well as an insulator for the surrounding electrical parts – all that is achieved through the use of a single product.
Keyboards, various push buttons, flexible joy sticks, “O” rings, sealing materials and a variety of rubber-based wrapping material, mostly silicone, become more formidable chemically and mechanically as a result of Parylene coating. Rubber-based products are non-resistant or permeable to aggressive chemicals and moisture. When the need arises for complete sealing of keyboards against aggressive chemicals (i.e. DS – 2), Parylene is widely used in preserving the flexibility and elasticity of the rubbers, as well as protecting the internal mechanics and preventing the corrosion caused by the seeping of detrimental chemicals.