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An Overview of Our Parylene Coating Equipment

Ryan Moore June 6, 2023

The original development of our coating technology began in 2007. As a coating company that now licenses thin-film protective layering technology on the back of more than 200 patent filings, it can be said that we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings. HZO now successfully protects millions of complicated digital devices from the ill effects of liquids, sweat, humidity, dust, or other contaminants.

Today we wanted to give a little nod to our origin story and provide a high-level introduction to a material that serves as a building block of our technology.

Learn more about Parylene C and Parylene Type N

Parylene Protection

Parylene (or Poly(p-xylylene) as it’s also known) is a protective layering material deposited with a chemical vapor deposition process. The resulting material is a moisture-resistant, dielectric thin film barrier that has been used for over five decades on a wide range of corrosion-resistant products. Parylene is biocompatible, has good optical properties, and is chemical-resistant. Think big. Think powerful. Parylene has been protecting equipment, components, and products used throughout some of the most advanced industries in the world.

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HZO has developed its proprietary technology utilizing Parylene as a building block and, over the years, has developed its chemistry, specialized processes, automated Parylene masking equipment, Parylene removal processes, systems, and methods of commercialization that together form a powerful and unique conformal protective solution.

 

Parylene Overview

So why have most people never heard of it? A major obstacle to Parylene becoming more widely adopted in other markets and on many other products, including consumer devices, has been largely due to the cost of Parylene deposition systems and parylene coating material.

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Not only does the Parylene deposition system and raw material have a history of high price, but over the years, there have been challenges associated with things like scalability, manufacturing integration, device complexity, and what has historically been a manual process for masking and damasking sensitive areas that need to be protected from the protective layering (i.e., the process of protecting certain components from the protective layering material).

To the credit of Parylene companies that have been in that market for much of this journey, the technology has improved dramatically over time, and the material has a sterling reputation in certain markets where development has been focused. But what about other industries that need the same kind of powerful protection?

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HZO Parylene Coating Equipment Broadens the Scope

 

HZO Parylene coating equipment

 

HZO has broadened the usage scale for this powerful, organic material by making it available to companies and manufacturers that would not have considered it an option until now. The application’s utility is what separates HZO from other companies in the Parylene space.

We talk a lot about the power of the Total HZO Solution. This includes more than our thin-film protective layering technology that protects digital devices from corrosive liquids; it also includes the advances in equipment, integration, and highly specialized processes required to protect some of the world’s most complicated digital devices. Years of driving the technology forward have positioned HZO as the leader in developing custom solutions for digital devices, utilizing Parylene as part of that equation.

These ongoing innovations get passed on to every company we have the privilege of working with, and HZO has made the benefits of Parylene more accessible and affordable to more companies than ever before. As a result, more liquid, sweat and corrosion-resistant products are reaching the hands of consumers. The change in performance is starting to get noticed, and the cry for better protection on consumer devices has never been stronger.

Contact us today to learn more about how HZO is expanding, improving, and repurposing a powerful technology with a proven track record of keeping digital devices safe.

 

 
 
 

Additional Resources

Download the HZO Parylene Datasheet
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Download the HZO Parylene Datasheet

Learn About Corrosion Resistance From An Industry-Leading Engineer
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Learn About Corrosion Resistance From An Industry-Leading Engineer

Learn About HZO Coatings With Our Resource Page
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Learn About HZO Coatings With Our Resource Page

Learn About the Parylene Process With Our Resource Page
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Learn About the Parylene Process With Our Resource Page

Learn About Parylene Properties With Our Resource Page
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Learn About Parylene Properties With Our Resource Page

Understand Parylene's Benefits for Optical Applications
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Understand Parylene's Benefits for Optical Applications

Parylene Thickness - How Much is Enough?
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Parylene Thickness - How Much is Enough?

Understand Parylene Masking
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Understand Parylene Masking

Learn How to Remove Parylene Coating
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Learn How to Remove Parylene Coating

Download a Parylene C Datasheet and Learn About the Coating
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Download a Parylene C Datasheet and Learn About the Coating

Understand More About Parylene's Superior Chemical Resistance
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Understand More About Parylene's Superior Chemical Resistance

Learn About the Benefits of Parylene's Biocompatibility
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Learn About the Benefits of Parylene's Biocompatibility

Download a Parylene N Datasheet and Learn About the Coating
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Download a Parylene N Datasheet and Learn About the Coating

Is Parylene Right For Your Project?
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Is Parylene Right For Your Project?

How HZO Makes Parylene Scalable
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How HZO Makes Parylene Scalable

Learn About Parylene
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Learn About Parylene

How Does Parylene Perform in Extreme Temperatures?
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How Does Parylene Perform in Extreme Temperatures?

Why is Parylene Coating Conformal?
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Why is Parylene Coating Conformal?

The Illustrated Guide to CVD
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The Illustrated Guide to CVD

Learn How To Incorporate Conformal Coating Into Your Manufacturing Process
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Learn How To Incorporate Conformal Coating Into Your Manufacturing Process

Parylene Coating for Reliable Product Design Webinar
Webinar

Parylene Coating for Reliable Product Design Webinar

Download the HZO Parylene SDS
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Download the HZO Parylene SDS

Learn How to Bring Parylene Deposition In-House
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Learn How to Bring Parylene Deposition In-House