Flexible Heaters

Creative Materials, an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company, develops, manufactures and markets specialty chemical products to customers worldwide.
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Creative Materials offers a wide variety of functional inks for the expanding requirements for flexible heaters. Our resistive heating-element inks, bus-bar inks, and encapsulants adhere to a wide variety of substrates, including polyimide, polyester, polycarbonate, urethanes, ITO, and other low-surface-energy substrates such as silicone and PTFE.

Applications include radiant heating, de-icing, de-fogging, cauterization, wearable heaters, aerospace, and diagnostic test cards. Advanced technologies include ultra-high-temperature products with thermal stability over 400°C. Custom formulations available for specific application requirements.

Application methods include spraying, screen-printing, flexography, rotogravure and syringe dispensing. These materials exhibit good electrical properties and are often used when a wide-range of operating temperatures and high-temperature resistance are required. Other advantages of these products include ease of use and low cost.

Resistive Heating Elements
Product Description Application Method Temperature Stability Conductivity (ohms/sq/mil)
112-48A Standard membrane switch resistive ink Screen-print Moderate < 20
126-48 Resistive conductive ink ideal for printed heaters Screen-print Moderate <50
125-14 High resistance ink, blend-able with 126-48 Screen-print Moderate <15K
123-18 Extremely resistance ink. Blend-able with 112-48A Screen-print Moderate >1M
124-50(LPS) Resistive ink  for ITO or and polycarbonate Screen-print Moderate < 40
127-48LR Solvent resistant washable resistive ink Screen-print Moderate <40
128-07 Elastomeric resistive ink for fabrics Screen-print Moderate <30
126-28 Abrasion resistant ink Screen-print High >8
126-03(SP)C Elastomeric silicone resistive ink, non-flammable Screen-print High <250
114-34 Low temperature curing two component, epoxy ink. Adheres to ITO Screen-print High < 150
120-24 High temp epoxy ink, adheres to ITO and polyimide substrates Screen-print High < 50
127-06 High resistance ink, blend-able with 120-24, ideal for strain gauges Screen-print High <5K
121-35(UT) Polyimide resistive ink for very high service temperatures Screen-print High <50
119-28 Very flexible resistive ink Pad-print Moderate <50
124-43 Water based resistive  ink Flexographic Moderate < 20
110-04 Solvent based resistive ink Flexo/Spray Moderate <50
129-14(LR) Low resistance fast curing epoxy ink, designed for polycarbonate substrates Screen-print/Syringe Dispense Moderate <0.025
129-14(MR) Moderate resistance fast curing epoxy ink, designed for polycarbonate substrates Screen-print/Syringe Dispense Moderate <0.05
129-14(HR) High resistance fast curing epoxy ink, designed for polycarbonate substrates Screen-print/Syringe Dispense Moderate <0.50
Bus-Bar Inks
Product Description Application Method Temperature Stability Conductivity (ohms/sq/mil)
112-15A Extremely conductive ink Screen-print Moderate 0.01
126-09 Economical conductive ink Screen-print Moderate 0.05
125-10 Economical conductive ink Screen-print Moderate 0.015
125-10ADP Economical conductive ink, harder version of 125-10 Screen-print Moderate 0.015
Encapsulants
Product Description Application Method Temperature Stability Conductivity (ohms/sq/mil)
124-18 Translucent white, adheres ITO or and polycarbonate Screen-print Moderate 1 x 10ˆ11
116-20 Highly flexible  clear dielectric Screen-print Moderate 7.1 x 10ˆ15
118-12A/B119-44 Clear, flexible epoxy dielectric, adheres to  ITO Screen-print High 1×10ˆ16
122-01(UT) High service temperature polyimide dielectric Screen-print Extreme 1 x 10ˆ15