Flexible Heater Technologies

Durex Industries custom flexible silicone rubber and Kapton® polyimide based heater technologies provide customers with optimal thermal solution in temperature applications up to 200°C (392°F). Durex' unique approach to electric flexible heaters optimizes the thermal assembly design to meet our customers' most important requirements. This collaborative process, based on extensive experience with complex 3-dimensional OEM products, assures that both business and technical requirements are optimized in the flexible heater design.  Typical applications include aerospace probe de-icing, instrument panel (electronics) drying, and security and infra-red de-fogging.

Silicone Rubber Heaters

----Silicone Rubber Heaters-AerospaceDurex Industries custom silicone rubber heater assemblies take advantage of the unique flexible, lightweight and moisture resistant properties of silicone rubber to provide unparalleled performance.  Silicone rubber is calendared onto fiberglass cloth in a variety of thicknesses and constructions which serves as the basis for Durex' flexible silicone rubber heaters. Generally, two layers of material containing an etched foil element or a precision wire wound element are vulcanized together to form a basic silicone rubber heating element.   Silicone rubber heater assemblies are used in applications ranging from battery warming to military instrumentation.

Kapton® (polyimide) Heaters

----Kapton-Polyimide Heaters-Aerospace-Defense-SecurityLightweight Kapton® heaters (polyimide heaters) offer superior moisture resistance, tensile strength and tear resistance, with precision heat distribution. They are ideal for extreme temperature environments such as satellites, unmanned aircraft and optical security applications. Electric Kapton heaters are constructed of a flexible lightweight organic polymer thin film with high dielectric capabilities, while providing superior resistance to most solvents, oils, even radiation.

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Announcing Harris-Hanson Company as New Representative

Harris-Hanson Company is a St. Louis based representative firm serving the Central Plain States, which includes Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Southern Illinois.

Thermal News September 2016

Selection of the best temperature sensor element and assembly is critical to the thermal accuracy and performance of industrial equipment, analytical instrumentation, and medical devices.

Thermal News February 2016

Six years ago, Durex embarked upon a business objective to become the best engineering and manufacturing company in our industry. This meant raising the bar of our engineering and manufacturing competencies.

Thermal News November 2015

Solving thermal problems is one hallmark of what Durex brings to customers. We would like to share 3 examples of how Durex solved challenging applications.

Thermal News July 2015

Welcome! Durex’ core technologies and advanced thermal solutions provide superior performance - giving our customers advantages in their industries.

Durex Announces the SENTINEL® Molded Foam Silicone Rubber Heater

Durex Industries’ SENTINEL heaters offer the advances of improved thermal efficiency, higher process temperatures, and reduced system cost.

Announcing the UL Listing and Launch of the HALO® Temperature Controller

HALO is a patent pending integrated controller that reduces thermal system complexity and cost as compared to traditional solutions.

New Mica Foil High Temperature Heater Technology

Need uniform heat with fast response for applications up to 1112°F (600°C)?

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