Exceed the Capabilities of Kapton® Polyimide Heaters with Datec Thick Film Technology

Print Directly on Aluminum, Mica, and Glass

Datec has thick film technology and patented pastes that enable our engineers to create high-performance, cost-effective heating solutions for a wide range of applications.

Not Familiar with Thick Film? Here’s What You’re Missing out On:

Rapid Heat-Up and Thermal Cycling

Get 2-3 times faster heat-up and 20% faster thermal cycling with thick film.

The fast, precise, and ultra-efficient heating you need, when you need it.

Uniform and Reliable

Datec thick film heats consistently and evenly on aluminum, glass, and steel.

Dependable heating with no hot or cold spots.

Temperature Precision

Thick film heating elements reach the exact temperature you need faster than Kapton® Polyimide heaters.

Direct Bonding

No adhesives required.

Our heating elements can be printed directly onto most substrates, including aluminum, mica, steel, and glass.

Save space, materials, and cost with thick film.

High Voltage Applications

With high-voltage options up to 5000V of dielectric strength, thick film technology is a versatile heating solution.

Watt Density

Our patented sol-gel thick film technology has 2-10x the watt density of other heating elements, like Kapton® Polyimide.

Max Temperature

Datec thick film has a high max temperature of 240°C, surpassing the capabilities of other thick films.

Thick Film Aluminum-Based Heater

At Datec, we provide OEMs with the high performance, thick-film heating components they need to manufacture and advance their products.

Low Voltage DC Aluminum-Base Heater

Datec’s new low voltage DC aluminum-base heater, IntegrAL® LV, is a high-performing, thick-film heating element that is ideal for portable or battery-operated devices.

Learn More About How Our Industry-Leading Heating Technology Can Help You

When Should You Choose Datec Thick Film Over Kapton® Polyimide?

  • Printing on Flat Surfaces
  • Require Operating Temperatures Over 240°C
  • Need Higher Watt Density
  • Want Faster Heat Up and Cool Down

Datec thick film prints directly onto surfaces, resulting in better heat transfer and excellent surface bonding. Kapton® Polyimide requires adhesive to bond, limiting power density.

Where Can Datec Thick Film Technology Help?

Precision Medical Devices

  • Medical Devices
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Incubators
  • Testing Equipment
  • Cordless Devices
  • Consumer Medical Products

Reliable Food Holding

  • Food Holding Cabinets
  • Warming Drawers
  • Heated Display Cases
  • Warming Trays
  • Heated Delivery Carts
  • Pizza/Food Delivery Bags


  • LCD Warmers
  • Circuit Board Printers
  • Heated Electronics Shelves

Automotive Devices

  • Battery Warmers
  • Cabin Heaters
  • High Voltage Coolant Heaters


  • Griddles and Grills
  • Waffle Iron
  • Flat Bread Cooking
  • Stove Top Warmers
  • Drawer Warmers
  • Washing Appliance Heaters

Need a Custom Solution? We Can Do That.

The Datec team develops application-specific, high-performance heating solutions using a methodical and collaborative approach. It starts with gaining a full understanding of specifications and requirements.

We work quickly and thoroughly to provide assessments, project plans and product samples that allow you to seamlessly integrate our solutions into your products.

Product testing, qualification, and manufacturing are done in our state-of-the-art in-house lab facilities.

Advantages of Working with Datec

Engineering and Application Expertise

Customized Heating Solutions to Maximize Your Product Performance

All Products Manufactured in North America

Responsive, Agile Supply Partner

How Do We Do It?

Datec materials are broadly compatible because of our low processing temperature (under 400°C) that allows our heater circuits to be deposited on materials like aluminum and aluminum alloys with low melting temperatures.

The inherent flexibility of the heater microstructure also allows heaters to be deposited on substrates with high CTE (Coefficient of Thermal Expansion).

Our Application Engineers Create Innovative Thick Film Heating Solutions for a Wide Range of Applications.

Talk to Our Engineering Team to Discuss Your Product Requirements.

Datec Coating Corporation