Phil has spent his entire career within the conformal coatings industry including employment at Concoat, Humiseal, and PVA. This experience has produced a thorough understanding of problems and processes associated with both materials and equipment. Phil is a specialist troubleshooter and works to analyse material and process failures.

During his career, Phil has been instrumental in the development and commercialisation of the first generation of UV curable conformal coatings and has further undertaken the pioneering development of revolutionary 2K conformal coatings. This includes testing and collaboration with PVA and Nordson Asymtek dispensing systems.

Phil is an active member of the IPC Conformal Coating Task Group, a regular speaker at IPC and SMTA events, and a member of the technical committee of the UK SMART group.

Phil Kinner

Global Business and Technical Director for Electrolube, Conformal Coatings Division

Talk Topic:
How to avoid Conformal Coating failure

Understanding why and how Conformal Coatings can fail and how these risks can be mitigated. An insight into some Electrolube case studies explaining the process of testing and problem resolution.

Alistair Little joined Electrolube as Global Business Technical Director for the company’s Resins Division in January 2016. He currently heads up a team of chemists developing formulations that encompass epoxy, polyurethane and silicone resin systems for encapsulating or potting electrical devices or electronic components in order to protect them against a wide range of environments.

In his previous appointment at Gurit (UK) he held the position of Senior Product Development Chemist, responsible for the development of new epoxy and vinyl ester resin systems for aerospace, automotive, engineering and marine composite systems. Prior to this, he worked for 2K Polymer Systems, where he developed civil engineering and structural adhesives, and at SI Group, where he worked on UV curing and high performance resins.

As a chemist for Schenectady-Beck, he was responsible for the development of primary and secondary electrical insulation resins.

Alistair completed his BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry, at the University of East Anglia in 1995. He then subsequently undertook an MSc. in Polymer Science and Engineering, at London Metropolitan University in 2003. Alistair is an expert in vinyl ester resin systems (for which he is in the process of completing a PhD in Polymer Chemistry at Loughborough University). He is a Chartered Chemist, an active member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Society of Adhesion and Adhesives.

Alistair Little

Global Business Technical Director, Resins Division, Electrolube

Talk Topic:
How to obtain optimum results from Encapsulation Resins

A unique insight into the process of appropriate encapsulation selection and how to avoid failures. An opportunity to understand some real-life Electrolube case studies featuring encapsulation of LEDs/Drivers and automotive applications.

Padmanabha Shakthivelu joined Electrolube in 2012 and is General Manager of Electrolube India. He currently heads up a team at Electrolube’s expansive manufacturing and warehousing facilities based in Bangalore.

Padmanabha has a proven track record of technical success and extensive experience within the electronics industry. Previous employments include Delta Electronics and Achieva Components in Bangalore.

Padmanabha’s education includes

  • MBA / PGCPM, from IIM Indore, India ,2009
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Power Electronics, NTTF Bangalore, 2000
  • BSc  Electronics, Gulbarga University:1999

Padmanabha Shakthivelu

General Manager of Electrolube India

Talk Topic:
How to achieve effective Thermal Management

Understanding the changing face of thermal management and how this impacts upon applications. A discussion and explanation surrounding some interesting Electrolube case studies utilising a wide range of thermal solutions.

A conference on  Effective Conformal Coatings, Encapsulation Resin and Thermal Management solutions.

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