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Stop Using Silicone Rubber and Achieve Better Results 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, mica, 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 silicone rubber heaters.

Direct Bonding

Avoid adhesives and reduced thermal transfer.

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

Save space, materials, and cost with thick film.

High Voltage Applications

Silicone rubber heaters only go up to 1200 Vac.

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 silicone rubber.

Max Temperature

Silicone rubber has a max temperature of 200 Celsius.

Datec thick film can reach 240°C, and our heating circuits can be deposited on materials with low melting temperatures, like aluminum.

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

When Should You Choose Datec Thick Film Over Silicone Rubber?

  • Printing on Flat Surfaces
  • Require Operating Temperatures Over 200°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. Silicone rubber requires adhesive to bond, which fails over time, creates hot spots, reduces thermal transfer, and leads to the eventual failing of the heater.

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

Electronics

  • LCD Warmers
  • Circuit Board Printers
  • Heated Electronics Shelves

Automotive Devices

  • Battery Warmers
  • Cabin Heaters
  • High Voltage Coolant Heaters

Appliances

  • Griddles and Grills
  • Waffle Iron
  • High Voltage Coolant Heaters
  • 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.

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