Is Kapton electrically conductive?

Is Kapton electrically conductive?

DuPont™ Kapton® RS is an electrically conductive polyimide film developed for heating applications where a thin, lightweight, uniform heater is needed.

Why is Kapton used?

Kapton® tape is commonly used as a wire and cable wrap as well as to protect electrical components during soldering. It is effective for both hand-soldering and mass soldering applications, such as wave soldering.

Is Kapton an insulation?

Kapton® is not just an electrical insulator; it has many other properties. Its temperature stability, fire behavior and high resistance to chemicals, mechanical stress and radiation make it the ideal material for many industrial applications.

How is Kapton made?

Polyimide film, the generic name of of DuPont’s tradename Kapton®, is synthesized by polymerizing PMDA and ODA in strong polar solvents through the process of forming film and imine treatment at high temperature. It performs well in a wide range of temperatures as low as ‑452°F (-269°C) and as high as +500°F(+260°).

Does Kapton tape block UV?

One of the key features of Kapton tape, is that it blocks UV light. We need very precise IV blocking, and this tape gives us the ability to do just that.

What is Kapton made of?

Kapton Tape is made from DuPont Kapton® HN general purpose film with silicon adhesive. It has been used in applications at temperatures as low as -269°C (-452°F) and as high as 260°C (500°F).

How much does Kapton cost?

Kapton (Polyimide) Film – Type HN

Item # List Price Length
18-0.5F-25 $17.57 LN. Foot (10 ft. maximum cont. length)
18-1F-.5-50 $7.26 50 ft
18-1F-.5-100 $14.51 100 ft
18-1F-1-50 $14.51 50 ft

Is Kapton a plastic?

Kapton has become an indispensable material in electronics manufacturing. Kapton is an aromatic polyimide with outstanding thermal and dielectric properties. It can do things few other plastics can do, like withstand temperatures from nearly absolute zero to 400 °C.

Is Kapton tape waterproof?

Kapton Tape, Thermal Polyimide Waterproof Adhesive Tape,Panel Protector High Temperature Heat Insulation Tape (Length : 30M, Width : 3mm)

Does rubber block UV rays?

If you want a full “cover” for your source, you can surround it in 1-cm plexiglass or some other plastic. Rubber will break down after extended exposure to UV light.

Who makes Kapton?

DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films have set the industry standard for over 45 years in high performance, reliability and durability, with a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature, vibration and other demanding environments.