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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.