Complete Flexible Heating Element Solutions
Silicone Rubber Heaters
Durex Industries' custom silicone 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 serve as the basis for Durex's flexible silicone 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 heating element.
Although most silicone heaters are manufactured in a flat flexible heater shape, Durex regularly manufactures silicone rubber heaters in a variety of formed shapes. Forming can provide superior heat transfer, and ease of installation by the customer. A typical design would be a cylindrically shaped heating element that "snaps" onto a pipe of the same diameter. Using proprietary techniques, Durex can form silicone rubber heaters into more complex shapes depending on the customer's requirements.
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