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Flexible PTC heaters
Flexible PTC heating technology is creating many new opportunities to integrate heating in a wide range of new applications, including mirrors and dashboards. Quad Industries has developed its own brand of flexible PTC heaters which provide a compact and cost-efficient alternative to wire-based solutions. We guide you every step of the way to integrate our flexible heaters in any type of object you may wish.
A compact and lightweight alternative
Electric heating technologies have been in use for many years and are built into a wide variety of objects – everything from bathroom mirrors to car seats. Now a new generation of heaters, based on flexible electronics and stretchable inks, offers a compact and lightweight alternative to the bulky and often costly wire-based technology. This evolution is creating many possibilities to integrate heating technology in an increasing range of products, including seats and beds, dashboards and door panels, or even displays and solar panels.
A flexible heating solution
Quad Industries has developed its own range of flexible heaters, using our expertise in printed electronics. The Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) functionality enables self-regulation to a specific temperature, offering uniform and flexible heating while increasing safety. Quad Industries helps you explore the different possibilities of new flexible heating technologies and guides you from the initial idea to the finished product.
Designed for manufacturing – we know it will work
Quad Industries runs its own state-of-the art production plant for manufacturing flexible heaters and a wide range of other printed electronics. This means we can not only assist you in the development of your flexible heaters, but we can also take care of manufacturing – whether you are looking for small runs for prototyping purposes or large-scale production. A close link between our R&D people and the manufacturing side makes sure we fully realize the impact our choices in the development stage will have later on.
- Bed and seat heaters
- Floor and wall heating
- Greenhouse heating
- Mirror heaters and defoggers
- Medical equipment
- Defogging and de-icing
Printed electronics represents an enormous potential in a world of interconnected appliances. But there is still a large gap between the technology that is available and the potential for real-life applications. “That’s why we are focusing so strongly on intensive collaboration with our customers,” says Wim Christiaens, R&D director at Quad Industries.read more