Consider attributes such as thermal output and cool down, high watt density capability, the ability to fit shapes and act as blanket, and direct and directional heating.

Attributes of Thin-Film Heaters
  • Excellent response (fast thermal output and cool down)
  • Poor high-watt-density capability
  • Excellent low-profile design and custom design
  • Excellent ability to fit shapes and act as blanket
  • Very good for direct heating and directional heating
  • Poor full-area thermal protection
  • Excellent low-volume custom solution

Attributes of Thick-Film Heaters
  • Very good response (fast thermal output and cool down)
  • Excellent high-watt-density capability
  • Very good low-profile design and custom design
  • Poor ability to fit shapes and act as blanket
  • Excellent for direct heating and directional heating
  • Excellent full-area thermal protection
  • Poor low-volume custom solution


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