Kapton® is a clear, amber colored polyimide film. The process for making Kapton® heaters is similar to that of Etched Foil Silicone heaters. The desired circuit pattern is etched onto the bottom layer of Kapton® then another layer of Kapton® is added to the top to complete the heater. The result is a high-temperature flexible heating element with excellent dielectric properties capable of operating environments between -300°F (-185°C) and 392°F (200C).
• High tensile strength
• Low outgassing
• Excellent dimensional stability
• Thin, lightweight profile
• High watt densities
• Transparent material
Kapton® Heaters can easily be designed to accommodate a variety of components such as thermostats, thermal fuses, thermocouples, thermistors, RTDs, or specialty wiring harnesses. Typical applications for Kapton® heaters include medical diagnostic instruments, LCDs, 3D Printers, analytic test equipment and military equipment.
thermo’s Kapton® heaters have been safety tested and approved, and they are UL recognized under the UL file number E251285.
Kapton® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont Nemours and Company.