Parylene Types: Properties and Applications

Medical Devices

ApplicationsParylene TypeAdditional Attributes
CathetersCBiocompatibility, Low Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage
MEMS/Sensors
ElastomersNBiocompatibility, Low Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage, Crevice Penetration
Mandrels
NeedlesCBiocompatibility, Low Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric
Surgical Instruments
Transducers / Ultra SoundBiocompatibility, Low Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage, Layer Matching
Electronics / MotorsBiocompatibility, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage

Military / Aerospace

ApplicationsParylene TypeAdditional Attributes
Transducers / Ultra SoundCLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage, Layer Matching
MEMS/SensorsLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage, Salt Water Resistance, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance
ElastomersNLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage, Crevice Penetration
MagnetsCLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Resistant of Sterilization Practices, Pinhole-free Coverage, Salt Water Resistance, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance
Electronics / Motors
Microwav / RFN

Electronics

ApplicationsParylene TypeAdditional Attributes
Ferrite CoresCSalt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance
Displays
Printed Circuit Boards
Capacitors
Metals
Magnets
MEMS / SensorsSalt Water Resistance, Low Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance
LEDsSalt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance, Transparent, Thin

Automotive

ApplicationsParylene TypeAdditional Attributes
Seals / GasketsNLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Crevice Coverage
ElectronicsCSalt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance
Fuel Cells
SensorsLow Coefficient of Friction, Salt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance
LEDsSalt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance, Transparent, Thin

LEDs

ApplicationsParylene TypeAdditional Attributes
MarineAF4Salt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance, UV Resistant
Score Boards
Street Signs
Commercial Applicants

Elastomers

ApplicationsParylene TypeAdditional Attributes
KeypadsNLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Crevice Penetration
O-Ring
Gaskets
Silicone / Rubber

Industrial

ApplicationsParylene TypeAdditional Attributes
Silicone / RubberNLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Crevice Penetration
BellowsCSalt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance
Transducers / Ultra SoundLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Layer Matching
ElectronicsCLow Coefficient of Friction, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Layer Matching
MEMS/SensorsSalt Water Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Pinhole-free Coverage, Dielectric, Excellent Thermal Resistance

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