Polyimide (Kapton®) Thermofoil™ Heaters

Polyimide (Kapton®) Thermofoil™ Heaters
Polyimide Thermofoil flexible heaters, or Kapton heaters, are ideal for applications with space and weight limitations, or where the heater will be exposed to vacuum, oil, or chemicals. These thin, flexible heaters are rugged, accurate and reliable.
Benefits of Polyimide Flexible Heaters:
·       Thin, lightweight heaters allow you to apply heat where it’s needed, reducing operating costs
·       Etched-foil heating technology provides fast and efficient thermal transfer for increased throughput
·       Customized options (i.e. SMT components, flex leads and connectors) offer turnkey solutions to drastically reduce assembly time and increase productivity
·       Custom profiling gives uniform thermal performance of the heating output to improve processing yields and productivity
Features of Polyimide Flexible Heaters:
·       FEP internal adhesive for use to 200°C (392°F)
·       Suitable for vacuum environments (NASA-RP-1061)
·       NASA approved materials for space applications (S-311-P-079)
·       Resistant to most chemicals: acids and solvents
·       Radiation resistant to 10^6 rads (custom option)
·       Very small sizes available
·       Fluid immersible designs available (not standard)
Typical Applications
·       Medical diagnostic instruments: Heat sample trays, cuvettes, reagent bottles, etc.
·       Warm satellite components
·       Protect aircraft electronic and mechanical devices against cold at high altitudes
·       Stabilize optoelectronic components
·       Test or simulate integrated circuits
·       Enable cold weather operation of outdoor electronics such as card readers or LCDs
·       Maintain constant temperature in analytic test equipment