Important information about protective coatings – Acrylic lacquers

The ongoing demand for inexpensive fast-drying lacquers prompted us to revise our successful range of Bectron® PL 11xy acrylic lacquers, employed for the insulation of electronic components. Acrylic resins (AY, Acrylic) belong to a group of thermoplastic synthetic resins manufactured by the polymerisation of acrylic acid esters and methacrylic acid esters with themselves or by copolymerisation. Acrylic resins are resistant to chemical and mechanical loading.

The molecule in polyacrylate resins (AY) is already available (in contrast to acrylic lacquer) and is applied with the aid of a solvent. The solvent evaporates and the lacquer itself remains behind. Acrylate/acrylic lacquers have a lower thermal stability than alkyd lacquers. Acrylate/acrylic lacquers therefore become viscous again from around 110 °C. However, this process is reversible.

ELANTAS Europe currently offers two groups of acrylic lacquers: Bectron® PL 1102
and Bectron® PL 1104.

Overview of the material properties of Bectron® PL 1102:

  • Fluorescent
  • Can be repaired
  • UL 94 V-0
  • No harmful aromatic components
  • Typical film thicknesses of 5-25 µm
  • Good insulation at temperatures of -20 °C to +110 °C and extreme humidity (85%)
  • Dries within 20 minutes at room temperature
  • Processing with curtain valve

Overview of the material properties of Bectron® PL 1104:

  • Fluorescent
  • Can be repaired
  • UL 94 V-0
  • No harmful aromatic components
  • Typical film thicknesses of 10-50 µm
  • Excellent edge coverage
  • Excellent insulation at temperatures of -40 °C to +125 °C and extreme humidity (85%)
  • Drying within 1 hour at room temperature, optionally in < 10 minutes at 90 °C
  • Processing with film coater, spray valve, etc.