Kapton
Kapton® Thin Flexible Heater
  • Etched Foil Elements Encapsulated on Both Sides Between Adhesive (Fep or Acrylic) and a Polyimide Film Insulation.
  • Voltage: 24 V, 28 V, 115 V, 240 V Standard.
  • Watt Density: 2.5 W/in2 (Slow Warming), 5 W/in2 (General Purpose Heating), 10W/in2 (Quick Warming and High Temperature Range).
  • -328°F (-200°C) to 392°F (200°C).
  • Bend Radius: 0.032"(0.8 mm) Minimum.
  • Resistance Tolerances: ±10%
  • Overall Thickness: General 0.007 in. (0.18 mm) (except at lead exit) Depending on Stack/Configuration.
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000 Vac
  • Power Design Features: Distributed Wattage, Dual Voltage, Zoning, 3-Phase
  • Sizes Up to 12” x 18” (300 mm x 450 mm)

Medical:

  • Life Support
  • Sterilization
  • Blood Analyzer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Dialysis

Analytical Instruments:

  • Diagnostic
  • DNA
  • Tissue Processors
  • Chromatographs

Semiconductor:

  • Wafer Processing Baths
  • Chucks

Aerospace, Avionics:

  • Instrumentation
  • Devices

Electronics:

  • Photocopiers
  • Flat Panel Displays
  • Semicon Vacuum
  • Computers

Kapton®, a polyimide material that has high dielectric strength, allowing for a very thin heater construction. Chromalox uses Kapton® with two types of bonding systems; FEP Teflon® Thermo-flow polymer 392˚F (200˚C), and Acrylic Thermo-flow 250˚F (121˚C). Kapton® heaters have superior dimensional stability, light weight, and flexibility.

Advantages

  • Thin, lightweight, low out gassing
  • UL: Optional
  • Bend Radius: 0.032" (0.8 mm) minimum
  • Resistance to most solvents and acids and radiation to 10^6 rads
  • Ability to place heat where it is needed, even controlled heat profiles
  • Thin construction means fast thermal transfers which equates to quick heat up
  • Very small sizes

Ordering Information

Please contact your Chromalox representative for a quotations. In order to better assist you, please be prepared with the following information:

  • Length/Width or Diameter
  • Wattage, Voltage
  • Lead – length and position
  • Operating Temperature
  • Sensors
  • Special Features (e.g., cutout)

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