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Thick Film Heating for the Automotive Industry

Maximize Battery Life with Datec Thick Film

Datec thick film heating elements are versatile and broadly compatible with most substrates. Our low processing temperature (under 400°C) allows our heating circuits to be deposited on materials like aluminum and other aluminum alloys with low melting temperatures.

Our patented thick film technology enables our engineers to create heating solutions for a wide range of applications within the automotive industry.

Not familiar with thick film? Here’s what you’re missing out on:

Rapid Heat-Up & Thermal Cycling

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


Datec thick film heats consistently and evenly on aluminum and steel with no hot or cold spots.

Temperature Precision

Thick film heating elements reach the exact temperature you need quickly and repeatedly.

Direct Bonding to Surface Saves Space

Our heating elements can be printed directly onto most substrates, saving space, materials, and cost.

Low Processing temperature

With a max processing temperature of 4000°C, our heating circuits can be deposited on materials with low melting temperatures, such as Aluminum.


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

High Voltage Applications

With high-voltage options up to 800 volts, thick film technology is a versatile heating solution.

Common Applications of Datec Thick Film for Electronics

Battery Warmer

Cabin Heaters

High Voltage Coolant 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.

Case Study – Automotive Cooling Devices

Datec is providing this world leader in the supply of automotive equipment (including thermal management products), with leading-edge technology.

The Project

To stay one step ahead of the rapid changes in the automotive design industry, the manufacturer needed to make their cooling devices dual purpose by integrating heat.

The Solution

Using our patented processes and materials, Datec can print directly on the aluminum cooler without adding weight or volume. Because of Datec’s low processing temperatures, this unique heating solution does not affect the quality of the underlying cooler.

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

Our application engineers create innovative heating solutions for a wide range of applications for the automotive industry.

Talk to Our Engineering Team to Discuss Your Product Requirements.