Flexible Heaters

Electric flexible heaters constructed of silicone rubber or polyimide material provide excellent heat transfer, low watt densities, low outgassing and precision heat distribution. Their light weight, thin profile, low mass and tensile strength are advantageous in various applications throughout the medical, aerospace, laboratory, electronics, food equipment, semiconductor, and many other OEM markets.

Durex’s unique approach to flexible heating elements optimizes the product’s design to meet the customer’s most important requirements. This collaborative process, based on extensive experience with complex OEM product roll outs, assures that both business and technical requirements are optimized in the design.

Complete Flexible Heating Element Solutions



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Silicone Rubber Heaters

Durex's silicone rubber heaters take advantage of the unique properties of silicone rubber to provide flexible heating elements of unparalleled performance. Silicone rubber is calendared onto fiberglass cloth in a variety of thicknesses and constructions which serves as the basis for Durex's silicone heating elements.

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Kapton Heaters

Kapton® (polyimide) Heaters offer superior tensile strength and tear resistance, with precision heat distribution. They are ideal for extreme temperature environments. Polyimide (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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High Temperature Etched Foil Mica Heaters

Durex developed the Mica High-Temperature Heater Technology for foodservice equipment, material bonding and laminating applications where temperature profile and thermal response are critical to the manufacturing process.

Durex Industries custom designs, engineers and manufactures electric flexible heaters of silicone rubber or kapton (polyimide) for various types of applications, that include:

  • Food Delivery & prep stations
  • Emergency lighting
  • Telecom switching equipment
  • Freeze condensation prevention
  • Condensation evaporation
  • Sterilizers & Incubators
  • Battery warming
  • Proofing cabinets
  • DNA sequencing
  • Liquid chromatography
  • Surgical tools
  • Freeze dry equipment
  • Printers, card readers & ATMs
  • Gas pumps
  • Oil field equipment
  • Hand held outdoor devices
  • Environmental equipment
  • Wastewater monitoring
  • Automated weather equipment

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