Polyimide / Kapton® Heaters

Epec’s Polyimide Flexible Heaters are your solution to heating curved and irregular surfaces. Due to their design, polyimide heaters can be extremely thin, as low as 0.007”, excluding any type of affixing adhesives. The etched circuit is pressed between 2-layers of polyimide film with either an FEP adhesive or an acrylic adhesive depending on the thermal characteristics required of the heater.

The design of a polyimide heater offers dimensional stability, superior tensile strength, and overall improved resilience. Polyimide is also resistant to most chemicals.

Polyimide/Kapton Flexible Heater with Custom Wires

We offer multiple heating elements for polyimide heaters, such as stainless steel 304, CuNi44, and Inconel600, with excellent dielectric properties and operating environments between -319°F (-195°C) and 392°F (200°C). Kapton heaters also offer a quicker thermal transfer than silicone rubber heaters.

Current Specifications for Polyimide Heaters

  • Maximum Watt Density: 50 W/in²
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 392°F (200°C)
  • Minimum Operating Temperature: -319°F (-195°C)
  • Wattage Tolerance: ±10%
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000 VAC

Industry Benefits

Examples of industries that can benefit from the heating capabilities of a custom designed flexible polyimide heater include medical, aerospace, military, foodservice, and many more. Anywhere that operates with tight spaces and demanding conditions should consider the benefits of a Kapton heater.

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