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Etch Foil Heater

Carlton Thermal Systems are pleased to be working with RICA division IRCA Spa, one of the largest heater manufacturers in the World with an Etch foil manufacturing division approved by the European Space Agency.

We are able to offer Etch foil heaters manufactured to your requirements with Silicone Rubber, Mica, Kapton and Polyester substrates giving endless possibilities in design, because the basic principal is to etch tracks onto the substrate of your choice, this gives you the ability to vary the amount of power in a given area. We also have very large autoclaves so that we can fully vulcanised silicone mats to metal plates.

The applications for this type of heater are very diverse from Aerospace (Satellites, Space stations, planes etc) through to Electro-medical applications (and even domestic panel radiators and waterbed heaters)


  • Custom design and manufacture
  • Silicone Rubber, Kapton, Mica and Polyester Substrates
  • A vast array of termination systems available
  • Manufactured to EN60335-1
  • UL certification available on some designs
  • The ability to install temperature sensors and / or thermal cutouts

Please contact our sales department with your specifications.