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Why You Should Switch To A PTC Printed Heater

July 21, 2022
About PTC Heaters

Conventional heaters can be heavy to transport, take up space, and often fail because of faulty wires or coils. A solution, using printed electronics has been developed to account for these deficiencies. PTC printed heaters are now widely used  in various industries to deliver heat in a more efficient way.

What is a PTC Printed Heater?

A PTC printed heater is a circuit that is printed on a substrate .. PTC stands for “positive temperature coefficient”, and  is a conductive ink that can be printed to be used to generate heat as opposed to wires and coils. PTC ink is printed on a thin, flexible substrate with a polymer base, and various PTC inks can be used depending on the application and the temperature required. The main feature of a printed heater is its self-regulating capability, which is a particularity of the PTC ink formula.

Safety risks, hot spots, and the need for external diagnostic controls can all be eliminated due to the self-regulating feature of a PTC heater.

Designed to deliver uniform heat, PTC printed heaters also provide heat in a short amount of time and consume less energy compared to conventional heaters. e2ip technologies  is environmentally aware and seeks to minimize its ecological footprint wherever possible.

A PTC printed heater is made to withstand repeated use and because it has a protective layer, it won’t absorb liquids and chemicals or wear away from mechanical friction.

To summarize, PTC printed heaters offer the following advantages:

  • Inherently safe
  • lightweight
  • multi-functional
  • self-regulated
  • efficient
  • reliable
  • cost-effective

Where Can You Use It?

Many industries have already begun to adopt the PTC printed heater, including transportation, aerospace, and medical. e2ip technologies specializes in smart surface solutions, and we ensure that our products are user-friendly, shock-resistant, and long-lasting. The PTC printed heater can be used for:

  • wing heating and de-icing
  • display heating and anti-condensing
  • seat and bed heating
  • food and beverage warming
  • IV bag heating

The demand for thinner, faster, and portable electronics is increasing with each passing day to accommodate safety, comfort, and wellbeing. e2ip technologies customizes designs to suit their customer’s needs.

Where Can You Get A Ptc Printed Heater?

e2ip technologies  has over 30 years in advancing smart surface solutions and printed electronics technologies and is still going strong with a lean mindset in manufacturing, design, and engineering. By valuing innovation, we are continually expanding our products, services, and overall quality. Contact us today to learn more about printed electronics and our PTC printed heaters, or get a custom quote today! Our HMI specialists are standing by to assist you.