Encapsulation &

Comformal Coating

From design to delivery and everything in-between

Our facilities allow us to encapsulate and/or conformal coat a wide range of batteries and electronic devices. These processes protect your device from external factors such as heat, chemicals, force and vibration and in turn increase the lifespan of your device. 

Let’s Build Something Great Together

Design /
Drawings

Component Sourcing

No
M.O.Q

Small to mid-sized builds

Calibrated Test Equipment

Large Component Stock

Certification & Documentation

In-house Production

Over 50 Years Experience

Extensive
Tooling

Automated Machinery

Commitment to Quality

Encapsulation

Encapsulation is a process of sealing electronic components in a protective material, such as resin, to protect them from external factors like moisture, dust, and physical damage. This helps to increase the durability and reliability of electronic devices, particularly those used in harsh environments.

Can be applied from 0.5mm
Increased product weight
Provides greater protection
Available in clear or coloured

Conformal Coating

Conformal coating is a thin layer of material applied to the surface of electronic components to protect them from environmental factors like moisture, dust, and chemicals. The coating conforms to the contours of the component, providing a barrier against potential damage. 

Can be applied from 25-250 microns
Minimal increase to product weight
Available in clear or coloured

What are the benefits?

Encapsulating electronics, also known as conformal coating or potting, involves covering electronic components with a protective material, such as epoxy resin, silicone, or acrylic. This process offers several benefits, including

  • 1

    Protection from Environmental Factors: Encapsulation shields electronics from moisture, dust, dirt, chemicals, and other environmental factors that can cause corrosion, short circuits, and component damage. This is particularly important for electronics used in harsh or outdoor environments.

  • 2

    Improved Reliability: Encapsulation enhances the reliability of electronic devices by preventing moisture and contaminants from affecting their performance. It helps extend the lifespan of components, reducing the likelihood of premature failure.

  • 3

    Vibration and Shock Resistance: Encapsulation helps absorb vibrations and shock, making it suitable for applications in which electronics are subject to mechanical stress or movement. This is especially important in automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications.

  • 4

    Thermal Management: Some encapsulation materials have excellent thermal conductivity, which can help dissipate heat generated by electronic components, leading to better thermal management. This is crucial for preventing overheating and maintaining optimal performance.

  • 5

    Improved Electrical Insulation: Encapsulation materials can provide electrical insulation, reducing the risk of short circuits and electrical interference. This is important in applications where different components must be isolated to prevent unintended interactions.

  • 6

    Increased Resistance to Chemicals: Depending on the material used, encapsulation can provide resistance to various chemicals, including solvents and corrosive substances. This is advantageous in environments where exposure to chemicals is likely.

  • 7

    Reduced Electromagnetic Interference (EMI): Some encapsulation materials offer EMI shielding properties, which can help prevent interference with sensitive electronic components and ensure compliance with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards.

  • 8

    Ease of Maintenance: Encapsulation can make it easier to clean and maintain electronics since the coating protects the underlying components from damage during cleaning processes.

  • 9

    Improved Aesthetics: Encapsulation can provide a uniform and aesthetically pleasing appearance to electronic devices, making them more attractive and durable in various consumer and industrial applications.

  • 10

    Compliance with Safety Standards: In some industries, such as medical and automotive, there are safety standards and regulations that require electronic components to be encapsulated to ensure proper functioning and safety.

  • 11

    Customization and Flexibility: Encapsulation processes can be tailored to meet specific application requirements, including the choice of materials, thickness, and application methods, allowing for customization based on the needs of the electronics.

Overall, encapsulating electronics offers a comprehensive solution to protect electronic components, enhance their performance and durability, and ensure they function reliably in a wide range of environments and applications.

Sectors

  • Automation

  • Industrial Machinery

  • Switchgear

  • Instrumentation

  • Sensor/Monitoring

  • Defense/Aerospace

  • Motors/Drives

  • Communications

  • Clean Room

Specialist

  • Low Cost Signal & Power

  • Ultra Low Noise Signal

  • High Density

  • Intrinsically Safe

  • High Voltage

  • Harsh Environment

  • Industrial Motor Power & Control

  • Submersible

  • Control Panels

Test

  • Extensive range of Crimp tools
  • Crimp pull-off tester
  • First Article Inspection
  • Automated cable testing
  • Flash & insulation testing
  • Mechanical inspection gauges
  • Full Documentation
  • Certificate of Conformity
  • Knowledgeable Team

What Our Customers Say

Some Kind Words from Our Customers

“Professional!”

“Always a pleasure dealing with KDP, who are always quick to reply to any questions or queries. Having dealt with KDP for a number of years now, the level of service is always professional”

Justin – Senior Buyer

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“Fast response and fully engaged to meet our demands”.

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“Highly Recommended!”

“KDP are extremely responsive as a supplier, and provide an excellent service.  As a result, our business with them has grown significantly.  Highly recommended”

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