Flexible Silicone Rubber Heaters Explained

Flexible Silicone Rubber Heaters Explained

flexible silicon heater

Flexible heaters can bend and contour to your specific application requirements. They can be attached to flat or curved surfaces to allow for better and more effective transfer of heat.

The ability to affix the heaters directly onto the surface they are heating makes them ideal for equipment where standard operating conditions would prevent usage of conventional heating methods.

Heating elements encapsulated in silicone rubber are flexible and provide protection against moisture, chemicals, and are often more robust than other heating solutions.  Silicone offers high electrical insulating properties and is also tolerant of a wide range of temperature extremes. 

The etched foil element provides uniform heat distribution across the entire surface of the silicone rubber flexible heater.  Combining the uniform heating characteristics with the ability to bond the heater directly to the surface, yields more efficient heat transfer than other solutions. 

Pressure-sensitive adhesive or similar heat-conducting materials can be used to directly attach the heater to a wide variety of surfaces.

Applications and Industries In Which Flexible Heating Solutions Can Be Utilized:

  • Military / Aerospace
  • Medical Laboratory research 
  • Photographic equipment
  • Optical equipment 
  • LCDs
  • Industrial catering
  • Battery warming
  • Environmental control or electronics particularly telecommunications
  • Composite repair of aircraft
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Satellite dish snow melting
  • Anti-condensation
  • GRP pipe curing systems
  • Oil & Gas pipeline
  • Wind Energy
  • And More!


Etched Foil Silicone Rubber Heaters

 This type of heater can be heavily customized to suit a wide variety of applications.

Key Facts

  • High watt density
  • Excellent heat distribution
  • Moisture and chemical resistant
  • Flexible and lightweight
  • UL, VDE and LSLT options available
  • Maximum size 595 x 2500mm
  • Thickness range 0.8mm – 1.5mm
  • Temperature range -60°C - 180°C


DBK USA Off the Shelf Line of Flexible Heaters Simplifies Ordering

The worldwide demand for flexible heating solutions is growing rapidly across a wide variety of industries.

DBK heaters are designed for easy incorporation into your applications with quality and durability of foremost importance. We offer a small standard range of “off the shelf” solutions for your initial testing needs.  DBK offers bespoke designs that are created by working directly with our customers, to meet their application-specific needs.

Are you considering flexible silicone heaters for your applications?  DBK engineers are available to help select and design the right solution to meet your requirements, from custom shapes and sizes, to the added value of integrated thermostats, harnesses, connectors and more. Contact us today to learn more!

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