High Watts Density Heating Using Kapton
2 Weeks Promise : Concept, Design, Delivery for Kapton Heaters from T&D.
T&D provide a comprehensive Kapton Heater design service – we apply Kapton heating technology to provide customised heating solutions to applications requiring a flexible, lightweight and high temperature heater.
Kapton heaters can be produced to exact size and shape in mat or pad format providing rapid heat transfer and heat-up efficiency.
A thin, flexible and semi-transparent heating material, Kapton Polymide is ideally suited for the production of heater elements. With fast and efficient heat transfer to surfaces, low thermal mass and excellent resistance to chemicals, weather and radiation Kapton allows for high power densities and offers fast response to temperature control. Where low profile, localised heating is required Kapton Heaters are the ideal solution.
Similarly to the etch foil heaters, Kapton heaters are constructed from computer designed, chemically etched foil tracks which are laminated between ultra-thin sheets of polymide to give precise, even heating.
➡ View our complete range of silicone heaters (pads, mats and products) used to provide precise and flexible surface heating to complex applications. Controlled heating using silicone materials can be applied to pipes, flanges, valves and manufacturing processes to accelerate warm-up, heat-up and protect against frost. Also Kapton heaters are available variety of shapes, sizes and wattage with excellent resistance to chemicals.
Kapton Heaters – Etch Foil
- Short lead time, fast delivery – UK and worldwide
- Wire wound or etch foil silicone heaters in mat or pad design
- Precise even surface heating for regular or irregular shapes
- Custom design – heat loss calculations determine exact requirement
- Flexible, lightweight and thin – space and weight reduced
- Weather, Ozone and chemical resistant
- Temperature range -60°C to +230°C
- High power densities
- Superb electrical insulating properties with fast efficient thermal transfer
Kapton HEATERS Applications
Suitable for both low and high volume production, Kapton heaters have rapid heat up properties and allow for precise thermal control. For applications where high power densities are required, Kapton heaters offer a more intimate form of heating than silicone heaters due to their low thermal mass and thin and lightweight construction.
Kapton heaters are suited to both high and low volume applications, applications which require a rapid heat-up times or where even surface heating is required. Kapton heaters have been regularly used for the following purposes; analytic test equipment, aircraft electronics, diagnostic instruments and laboratory equipment to name just a few.
Kapton HEATER OPTIONS
Kapton heaters of virtually any shape or size can be manufactured with a top quality, high speed design, prototype and production service available. Etch foil Kapton heaters can be produced to customers for trials and testing within days with average lead times of 3-4 weeks for full production (dependent on quantity) and urgent delivery of 10 days on prototype Polymide designs
WHAT IS KAPTON?
Kapton is a clear, amber coloured polyimide film developed by DuPont in the late 1960s.
DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films have set and advanced the industry standard for over 45 years in high performance, reliability and durability with a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature, vibration and other demanding environments.
Kapton heaters demonstrate extreme high tensile strength with excellent withstand to pressure and stress despite thin form and flexible heating design. Kapton is also preferred as a surface heating material due the dimensional strength of composition and ability to retain original design shape while under extreme temperature exposure.
Outgassing is a concern for any electronic equipment intended for use in high-vacuum environments – the term refers to the release, through sublimation or evaporation, of gas trapped within a solid. Kapton is classed as a low outgassing heating technology with absolutely minimal gas release.
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