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Specialized Coating Services’ Billerica Facility Achieves ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 and ITAR Certifications

Dec 05, 2018

Specialized Coating Services is pleased to announce that its Billerica site is now ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 and ITAR certified. Specialized Coating Services is the industry leader in contract services of conformal coating, encapsulating (potting), sub-assembly and ruggedization of PCBs used in aerospace, automotive, commercial electronics, energy, medical, military, retail and space applications.

“It is our goal to meet all certification requirements required by the industries that we serve,” stated Rick Ramirez, President & Co-Founder of Specialized Coating Services. “Our newly opened Billerica site is on track to receive its AS9100D/ISO 9001 certification by mid December 2018.”

ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices) - This standard provides administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD Control Program to protect electrical or electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to ESD damage from Human Body Model (HBM) discharges greater than or equal to 100 volts.

Damage of electrical and electronic systems and components from electrostatic discharge (ESD) represents a significant source of waste for the electronics industry, and can compromise the quality and usefulness of electrical and electronic products. A formal ESD facility control program can help reduce the incidence of component damage resulting from ESD, increase production throughput rates and minimize the likelihood of defect products reaching the market. Certification to ANSI/ESD S20.20 serves as an independent verification of the quality and effectiveness of an ESD control program.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). Specialized Coating Services successfully demonstrated its ability to comply and has registered with the State Department’s DDTC.


Specialized Coating Services was founded in 1996 in a garage northeast of Silicon Valley by Rick Ramirez and Kim Atkins. From the beginning, the company was laser focused on the needs of the customer, and that has helped transform Specialized Coating Services into a dynamic, multifaceted conformal coating solutions provider, which now employs over 110 skilled personnel in a 25,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility in Fremont, CA. Specialized Coating Services has a newly opened 13,000 sq ft second facility in Billerica, MA. For more information about Specialized Coating Services, please visit www.speccoat.com.

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