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Kapton Film Functionality in the Electrical Industry

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Oct 9, 2014 2:27:00 PM

Exploring Kapton’s Unparalleled Versatility and Reliability


It’s widely known how versatile Kapton® film is across a multitude of industries: medical, military, aerospace, and you may have read our recent blog about Kapton®’s application in the medical field for its use in critical storage and preservation in materials like cryogenic storage bags. Another industry that relies on the versatility and high-performance of Kapton® is the electrical industry.

From Flip Phones to Perps

Flip phones, speakers, circuit boards for computers and tablets, and cameras all come to life—add endless value to our professional and home lives—with the help of the diverse applications of Kapton® polyimide film. And it doesn’t stop there. Think of all the necessities and amenities in your life. Then think of all the technology that put these objects in your hands; all the manufacturing that got them there; and all the research and engineering that brought them to life in the first place. Visualize computer labs humming with terabytes of info racing back and forth, satellites frenetically at work sending vital intel to scientists about geographical changes in landscape, or critical safety issues being resolved in an instant because the right cameras in the right places tracked a perpetrator’s location. These polyimide films are helping, literally, to power much of that research and those real-life solutions.

Changing Your World

The exponential reach of solutions made possible with the help of materials like this diverse polyimide film is staggering. It may be as heady as an Elon Musk-type invention that changes the world—as many of Kapton®’s applications already have assisted in doing—or as pragmatic as the electrical insulation Kapton® film provides a train engine that gets people to and from work every day, but it is an intergral part of that. The very nature of its super thin, flexible, yet resistant nature and ability to insulate at extreme temperature ranges makes Kapton® film a power player—a pioneer, really—in the electrical industry and world at large.   

Superior for Use in Electrical Industries 

  • Excellent dielectric strength
  • Very thin insulator
  • Does not break down, as other materials do, when exposed to high voltages
  • Excellent performance at high temperature
  • Very flexible
  • Used in printed circuits as an insulating layer
  • Perfect for ribbon cables in flip phones, laptops, etc.

This durable polyimide film has proven its reliability and versatility across many platforms, functions, and industries. American Durafilm® has been helping companies create custom solutions since 1949—and see, first hand, how vast Kapton® polyimide film applications can reach. It will continue to be a crucial part in exploration of all kinds, providing solutions that we might not even have thought of yet. But we can, because Kapton® has already helped open so many doors that allow us to continue to think big, go big, and get there.

To learn more about why Kapton® film is such a versatile and preferred protective film that provides solutions in many industries, download the white paper below.


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Topics: Kapton Films, Kapton Film, Polyimide Film

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