Silicone Heater Mats
Silicone heater mats are temperature resistant up to 200 °C (short-term up to 230 °C), with adhesive foil up to 180 °C. In contrast to flexible heaters made of polyimide (Kapton) or polyester, silicone heaters can be produced in very large dimensions (max. 3000 x 955 mm). On the other hand polyimide heaters are significantly thinner and polyester heaters, when it comes to bigger quantities, unbeatable in price.
Application examples for silicone heater mats include: canteen kitchen technology / catering, anti-fog and anti-freeze applications, tool or plate heating in machines, 3D printers, laboratory equipment, composite materials repair, joint curing and much more.
When designing silicone heaters, the designer has almost unlimited degrees of freedom. This applies to the minimum and maximum dimensions within wide limits, as well as for shapes and cut-outs or holes and bushings of any kind. The excellent shape flexibility of silicone heaters enables heating of cylindrical, conical or rounded surfaces. It is also possible to preform the heating element during production. This is practiced, for example, for pipes, bodies with shape transitions or small deflection radii.