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Flexible Heaters - Kapton® Polyimide Heaters Etched Foil

Kapton®, polyimide is a lightweight flexible film that maintains outstanding mechanical, chemical and electrical properties over extreme temperature ranges. Polyimide has more than 35 years of proven performance as the flexibleKapton®, polyimide is a lightweight flexible film that maintains outstanding mechanical, chemical and electrical properties over extreme temperature ranges. Polyimide has more than 35 years of proven performance as the flexible material of choice in applications involving high, 200°C (392°F), and very low, -195°C (-319°F), temperatures. material of choice in applications involving high, 200°C (392°F), and very low, -195°C (-319°F), temperatures.

These low thermal mass heaters have fast warm-ups and quick response because the elements run cooler, they have longer life as well. Polyimide’s properties and the moisture resistant construction make these heaters the preferable product in high humidity areas, wash down zones and in applications requiring repeated sterilizations. They are also ideal for service in harsh environments.

Etched foil polyimide heaters can be fabricated in an unlimited range of shapes, sizes and wattages. Their thin, lightweight design (0.005" thick) allows close thermal contact for maximum heating efficiency, and also permits close adaptation to the contours of the part.

Hi-Heat Industries designs these heaters with distributed wattages, eliminating edge loss compensation. Superior heat transfer and exceptionally uniform heat output result in a faster warm-up cycle and longer life.

Kapton® is a registered trademark of DuPont™.

Polyimide has excellent:

  • Tensile strength
  • Dimensional stability
  • Tear resistance
  • Cut-through resistance
  • High dielectric strength
  • Minimal out gassing in high vacuum environments
  • Resistance to radiation, fungus, oil and most chemicals

  • Design Variations
  • Bonding Methods
Flexible Heaters Polymide
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