Extend the Capabilities of Traditional Heating Components 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 Datec’s thick film? Here’s what you’re missing out on:

Broad Substrate Compatibility and Direct Bonding

No adhesives required.

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

Save space and materials with thick film.

Reduce Costs

Thick film heating elements have low thermal mass and conserve energy without compromising performance.

Get an affordable heating solution that gives you the fast, reliable, and uniform heating you need.

Area vs. Serpentine

Datec thick film heating elements consist of large area resistors.

Our heating elements create more heat, minimize hot spots, improve reliability, and run cooler than a track or serpentine circuit.

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.

How Does Datec Thick Film Measure Up to Traditional Thick Film?

Attribute Datec TF Polymer TF Cermet TF
Substrates AI, Mica, SS, Steels, Glass, Ceramics AI, SS, Steels, Glass, Ceramics SS, Ceramics
Maximum Temp 250 °C 100 °C 600 °C
Max Watt Density 30 W/cm² 1.0 W/cm2 50 W/cm2
Max Voltage Up to 800 V 480 V Up to 800 V
Processing Temp 400 °C 150 °C 800 °C
Price $$ $$ $$$

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

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