Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. said its heaters use nylon and etched foil silicone rubber, taking advantage of the best features of both materials.
Thin but robust, the heaters let the heat be placed exactly where it is needed, since the heater circuit is patterned to meet exacting customer specifications, said the St. Louis firm.
Nylon heaters are made of a thin, lightweight organic film. Nylon provides strength, tear resistance and dimensional stability. The heater is ideal for applications requiring low outgassing in a vacuum; or resistance to radiation, fungus and chemicals.
The etched foil silicone rubber heater is insulated with a mica sheet. The material offers zoned heating for more-uniform part temperatures.
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