The Thin Film Advantage
Thin Film Partners presents a radical new business model in the world of conformal coatings. The company is changing the traditional methods and services as relates to all types of coatings – now offering everything from coating service to materials, delivery platforms and training/instruction.
ALL of your coatings requirements – One Place, Right Here
- Complete coating services
- Coating platforms and hardware (including automated systems)
- Coating feedstock- some custom formulations
- Technical instruction
Thin Film Partners, as the name implies, constitutes a collection of carefully screened and highly selective firms and individuals who meet the highest standards of service and professionalism in the conformal industry. This unique business that is rapidly changing the landscape in the world of conformal coatings can be best described as a professional Co-Op, where we assist you in every imaginable facet of the coating domain.
Service Model – Thin Film Partners assesses your specific coating requirements and can provide everything needed, whether coating service or equipment, for Conformal Coatings, CVD, ALD, MVD, PVD, Powder Coatings, Fluoropolymers, UV-Cure, Nano-coatings, RFI, Medical Coatings/Sealants, amongst many others.
In-House Model – If you prefer to conduct all coating operations in your own facility without disruption to your manufacturing and supply chain, Thin Film Partners is prepared to assist you. We can provide all necessary equipment, raw materials, instruction and continuing support services. Thin Film offers this in 2 flavors:
1) We provide all of the equipment and material and teach you to coat in house – on your own.
2) We provide equipment, materials, Process Engineers, and we run the coating service for you – in your facility.
Today, virtually all conformal coating providers specialize in the Service Model, where you send your critical products or components to be coated at a remote location. Turnaround can be anywhere from 5-15 workdays. Thin Film Partners show you how to drastically alter this arrangement and get speedy delivery.
Price Review – Any type of coating is not cheap…often times it is very far from it. Understanding the entire process and the factors that most-directly affect the cost-price model is one area where Thin Film Partners can offer valuable guidance of high standards. We are often able to substantially reduce your monthly budget for coating.
Of course, the easiest way to save is to conduct you own coating operation, in either of the 2 models above. However, if you opt to continue with the Outsourcing Service Model, let Thin Film save you money.
Send us a sample part, sometimes a drawing will suffice, and Thin Film Partners will re-evaluate all the cost elements. Our Film Partners affiliates are highly skilled and often much more competitive in the world of coatings and hardware platforms.
We understand the costing models typically employed in establishing the price for virtually all types of conformal coating projects. We have experts with years of experience; several are renowned Engineers and Scientists in their respective field. We can duplicate your current coating process or suggest a new one. The result is – we save you money, often $1000’s per month.
Coating Equipment Sales – We are equipped to offer services and coating devices that are a precise “fit” for your product and/or your manufacturing requirements. Whatever the application, stents to circuit cards or LED panels; we can provide a custom solution to meet your requirements.
We are not limited to a single type of chemistry or device. Thin Film Partners, and affiliates, are prepared to offer everything!
Raw Materials – Thin Film Partners can fulfill orders for a variety of feedstock materials required to engage in in-house coating. Our main products:
1) Parylene dimer – Parylene feedstock is provided as a dry powder (sold by the pound). Thin Film partners can offer the 3 main types, parylene-C , parylene-N and fluorinated dimer. They are all of the highest purity, 99.3%.
2) Spray/Dip formulations – Some of the most respected manufacturers of coating chemistries are members of Thin Film Partners.
3) Thermo-Plastics – This is a specialty category and many materials here are custom formulated. Call and advise us of your specific requirements. In some cases we can sell the raw material, in others you may be limited to outsourcing the coating job.
Coating Instruction – With few exceptions, conformal coating firms (mainly those offering parylene) are engaged in the out-sourcing model, the traditional business where parts are shipped, coated, and returned via mail after 10 days. As a coating customer, it’s difficult to alter this model if you are unfamiliar with the coating process.
Thin Film Partner members have the familiarity and expertise to instruct or assist with Engineering Process, the most challenging part of any coating projects. This service is unique in the parylene industry, very rare in other conformal coating venues.
Call us for additional information. We can enhance your current process or even suggest other options, processes and chemistries that work better.