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Kapton Heater Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of Kapton heater manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source Kapton heater manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate Kapton heater companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture Kapton heaters for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading Kapton heater manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for foil heaters, drum heaters, or silicone heaters.

  • Danvers, MA 978-777-0070

    Since 1952, Backer Hotwatt has been supplying quality electric heaters and other resistance heating elements for applications in the industrial, medical, commercial, packaging, instrumentation, aviation, transportation, air cooling and military markets. We have heaters, accessories and custom designs to fulfill every need. Reach out to get started on your next durable, made-in-the-USA electric heater.

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  • Columbus, IN 812-372-0281

    Since 1931, Ulanet™ has been providing solutions to industrial heating needs with a variety of electric and immersion heaters. Our team of in-house engineers is knowledgeable and experienced, ready to take on whatever challenge you place before them. Ulanet has ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certification. Our excellence is guaranteed. Go online to request a quote or ask us a question. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Toronto, ON 800-265-9699

    ASB has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing of heating elements and replacement electric heating elements for furnaces used in the thermal processing industries. These elements include silicone carbide, ceramic and edge wound ribbon, plus more.

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  • Havertown, PA 800-437-4328

    At Power Modules, we offer a variety of process heating products, including heating elements, controllers, heat sensors, radiant arrays, high-temperature wire and other accessories. Our heating elements include tubular heaters, cartridge heaters, band heaters, ceramic heaters, flexible heaters, and other specialty heating elements.

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  • Lewistown, MT 406-538-7411

    Hi-Heat designs and manufactures custom heating elements from a variety of materials. Our products include Silicone Rubber, Polyester Film, Kapton® Polyimide, High Temperature, Mica, Ceramic and Enclosures Heaters. We manufacture drop-in sub-assemblies with sensors, thermostats, fuses, cords and plugs.

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Kapton Heaters

A Kapton heater is a type of electronic heater that uses polyimide film to encapsulate heating circuits. This thin, ultra-flexible and lightweight material makes Kapton heaters a great solution for compact applications. The name “Kapton” comes from the polyimide film that was first developed by the company Du Pont for applications where a thin, flexible housing for heating circuits is necessary. A Kapton heater has the capacity to operate at extremely low and extremely high temperatures. Even though they are flexible, they have incredible tensile strength and durability. During manufacturing, a pattern is etched into the thin foil to help spread heat across a surface. This very thin film or foil can be created using materials like copper, kanthal and constantan.

Another unique feature of Kapton heaters is that they are able to endure radiation and resist harsh chemicals, making them well suited to industrial applications. Polyimide film can have holes cut in it to fit around other electrical components and special heat sensors can even be bonded to the film’s surface. Thermostats, thermal fuses and specialty wiring harnesses can all be added to Kapton heaters. Applications of this innovative technology include LCD displays, analytic test equipment, military equipment, and medical diagnostic instruments.

Kapton heaters can be manufactured with a variety of custom options that may be useful in some industrial or commercial electronic applications. Heaters can be made for low voltage heating situations or multiple heating zones where different Wattages are needed in different areas of the film. Adhesive tape can be added to make installation with other components easier, and aluminum foil can be used as a backing to improve heat distribution. Most manufacturers are able to consult with a company when developing Kapton heaters and then determine which extra features will be added before making a functional prototype. Electronics like ATM machines or laptops that might need to function in cold weather almost always have an integrated Kapton heater to keep all of the other parts at a functional temperature. Even critical aircraft electronics are protected by these special heaters so that the aircraft’s electronic systems are not compromised in harsh conditions.

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