Questions and Answers About Parylene

Posted by Scott Curtis on Thursday, March 2, 2017

One of the most famous scenes from John Hughes’s classic comedy film Uncle Buck is when wisecracking and precocious Miles, played by a very young Macaulay Culkin is interrogating his Uncle Buck (John Candy) to see what he can find out about him. In this funny scene, both are so serious, but Buck is content to answer his nephew’s perfectly reasonable string of questions.


Most of the questions asked in this sequence were closed questions that received a single word or very short, factual answer. Open questions elicit longer answers. They usually begin with what, why, how. An open question asks the respondent for his or her knowledge. In the course of our business (conformal coating), it’s not uncommon to field perfectly reasonable open questions about Parylene and though they may require longer answers, like Uncle Buck, we are content to answer them.

Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions about Parylene conformal coating…


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1. What is Parylene?

2. When are Parylene coatings used?

3. What are the advantages of Parylene?

4. What are the disadvantages of Parylene?

5. Is the price of Parylene expensive?

6. What is the typical coating thickness of Parylene?

7. How do you measure Parylene thickness?

8. Can Parylene coating be removed?

9. What is the cure time for Parylene?

10. What is the standard lead time for Parylene coating?

There are so many benefits to using Parylene and there are so many uses for Parylene as a conformal coating. If you have any questions or are seeking to learn more about Parylene and its many uses, please feel free to contact PCT today! One of our experienced specialists will provide the answer. That’s their job.

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