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ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

Dangers of Electronic Potting Compound Products

12/10/18

If you have an electronic device, then it is most likely the home of an electronic potting compound. Such compounds are quite common and used in all types of electronic devices that may range from simple toys up to sophisticated computer products.

What are Electronic Potting Compounds?

A potting compound for an electronic device is designed to provide the internal components with protection from various dangers that would otherwise loosen wires or disrupt the operation of the device itself. The potting compound is usually added after the internal workings of the device have been constructed, but before the outer shell has been added.

The compound itself is usually a solid or gelatinous product that fills in the spaces inside the device, along the wiring, and especially the connection points. The product itself can vary considerably from silicone to polyurethane, but the material used for the potting compound is generally inexpensive and long-lasting.

Benefits
The primary benefit of an electronic potting compound is it provides considerable durability to the device itself. Left unprotected, most electronic devices would quickly fall apart, succumbing to the dangers present in the environment such as exposure to moisture or chemicals. Or, they would fall apart due to shock, vibration, or impacts.

Most electronic devices used today would only last a short time without the proper potting compound in place. This also includes the heat generated by the device itself which over time would damage the circuits and the wiring. So, it is easy to see why most, if not all electronic devices use a potting compound that keeps the internal workings operational for a long time.

Potential Issues
However, there are a couple of issues concerning some of the materials used for potting compounds. In particular, those that are polyurethane-based contain toxic elements that present a danger to those who assemble electronic devices and even those who use them, although the danger is limited in nature.

Polyurethane contains toxic elements, including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that can harm the body, particularly the respiratory functions. Those who have asthma and other respiratory conditions are particularly vulnerable to exposure, along with young children and seniors. The danger is greatest for those who assemble such devices and those who work in the same building or facility since the toxic elements are leaked into the air.

Until recently, it was believed that once polyurethane dried and hardened, the VOCs and any other toxic components were trapped and thus were safe. Recent studies have revealed that such toxic properties leak into the atmosphere years after the compounds have hardened.

Solutions
For those who build such devices along with anyone exposed over the long-term, the solution that many manufacturers are turning to is non-toxic electronic potting compound alternatives. This means using materials that contain little to no toxic properties or stripping away the VOCs and other toxic elements from the polyurethane itself.

By using alternative potting materials, it protects not only those who construct such devices or work in the same building or facility, but those who use such devices on a daily basis.   Contact Hybrid Coating Technologies today for a free quote on potting compound for your next job.

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