Silicone Rubber Heater Attachment Methods


Products Overview

Factory Vulcanization

Simultaneously with the vulcanization of the two silicone layers for the heating element, Fullchance can vulcanize (attach) the heating element to the customer’s part. Factory vulcanization offers superior heat transfer due to the intimate and consistent bond. Factory vulcanization also offers the customer reduced manufacturing time, thereby increasing production velocity. Depending on part geometry, Fullchance uses several proprietary vulcanization methods to complete the process.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

Fullchance silicone rubber heaters can be furnished with pressure sensitive adhesives. These heating elements feature a removable liner to protect the adhesive before installation by the customer. Depending on the substrate material and the operating temperature, Fullchance engineers will select either an acrylic based pressure sensitive adhesive or a silicone based adhesive to best satisfy these requirements. Customer parts should be clean and free from oil and grease before attachment.

Silicone RTV
Fullchance silicone rubber heaters can also be attached with silicone RTV (room temperature vulcanizing). RTV can achieve a highly reliable bond and is suitable for high temperature operation. Two-part RTV may be required for large heating elements as one-part RTVs require humidity to cure properly. Consult Fullchance for installation assistance.

Attachments for Removable Heaters
For silicone rubber heaters that need to be easily removed from the part being heated, Fullchance has available a variety of attachment options. Most any attachment method that is available for fabric can also be utilized on silicone rubber heaters. These include grommets for lacing, grommets with springs and/or buckles, Velcro, Nylon or silicone straps with “D” rings, and straps in conjunction with ITW Nexus style two-part buckles. Consult Fullchance engineering to discuss the most appropriate option.