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In order to maintain brand reputation and trust with network carriers and consumers, electronic manufacturers must provide ever-more reliable devices. As a technology solutions provider, P2i works with manufacturers and brands to integrate the protective nano-coating application process into global manufacturing regimes. The precise application method depends on the device, the level of water protection required and where in the production line the delivery occurs. However the standard application follows these simple steps:

  • The process begins by loading the devices into the chamber. 

  • The system is then brought down to low pressure and an initial phase of plasma activates the surfaces, ensuring water and other contaminants that could disrupt the bonding are removed, and free-radical sites are created.

  • The monomer is added as a gas and forms covalent bonds with the radical sites, making it extremely durable.

  • Pulsed radio frequency plasma then allows the polymerization of the monomer, which forms the hydrophobic layer.

  • The chamber is returned to room pressure and the items removed without any change to the look or feel. With no requirement for post-curing, the product is ready for use.