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Electrical heating elements for Composites and industrial applications - light, flexible, individual

Our CNC sewing technology makes it possible, in addition to fiber rovings such as carbon, glass and aramid, to process resistance wires or heating strands / conductors in any shape. Thus, it is possible for us to produce electrical heating elements and heating mats tailored to customer requirements very efficiently. Due to the existing know-how we can combine both fields with each other, so that we can offer innovative solutions, for example in the area of ​​anti-icing and / or de-icing of composite structures. Even in carbon structures, the integration of electric surface heating is not a problem as our systems are self-insulated and have high dielectric strengths. The low basis weights and construction heights are a decisive advantage over other solutions. Furthermore, we can use carrier materials such as e.g. Use glass mats or carbon fabrics, which can be perfectly fused with resin. Please contact us if you would like to learn more here.

Characteristics of our heating elements:

  • Dimensions: max. 2150 x 1950mm
  • Power: up to 5000 watts / m2
  • Insulation material: TPE up to 150 ° C, MFA or PFA Up to 220 ° C
  • Heating element technology: uninsulated or insulated heating wire
  • Insulation type: simple, dielectric strength min. 2KV
  • Voltage: 3.7V - 400V
  • good drapability, 3D-deformable
  • Grid structures can be realized
  • low construction height (under 2mm)
  • can be laminated in GRP and CFRP structures
  • homogeny temperature distribution
                Elektrische Heizelemente & Heizmatten 

Fields of application of our heating elements

  • Anti-icing of lightweight components
  • De-icing of fiber composite structures (GFK & CFK)
  • Infrared heating & IR panels
  • Industrial heating like

        - Drum heaters

        - Medical & Laboratory   Equipment

        - Hot Plates / Food Distribution

        - Coffee Makers

        - Tool Heaters



Below you will find more information about this Topic:

Flexible heating elements

A flexible heating element consists in the basic structure of a carrier material (textile, fabric, ...) and a heat conductor applied thereto. The heating conductor (current-carrying insulated heating coil) is firmly (but flexibly) connected to the carrier material. This connection is made by us by sewing or versticken the heating element in free forms (round, oval, angular, spiral, freeform) on the support. Thanks to the innovative production of TFP Technology GmbH, the finished heating element is elastic, bendable and extremely flexible. You determine the sizes of the flexible heating elements. We manufacture small heating pads with a few centimeters up to large heating elements with several meters in length. Depending on the application and customer request, the operating voltage of the heating elements manufactured by us is 12V, 24V or 230V or 400V.


Technical applications of heating elements

The heating elements manufactured by us have a variety of technical applications. In industrial technology, our heating elements are used wherever electrical heat is needed purposefully and / or quickly. This can be the pure supply of heat in cold zones for frost protection or even a constant process temperature or room temperature by heating elements. In the development of new areas of application of the heating elements manufactured by us, we gladly exceed the limits of the previously known ones with you. Research and development projects in relation to heating elements for the industry, laboratory or also construction engineering and vehicle technology, we like to go with you. We are the specialist for thermo-technical products with a textile or flexible base material with an embroidered heating conductor. With you we develop innovative, flexible heating elements and manufacture it on highest quality standards.


Heating mats and surface heating elements

As a manufacturer of flexible heating mats, we develop the right product with you. Be it a heating mat for sewing in for a seat heater in the automotive industry / vehicle construction or a heating mat for electric heating pads or electric blankets. The surface heating elements and mats are versatile. Large heating mats for surface heating elements for heating rooms and halls in the industrial sector are just as much a part of our product range as heating pads for clinical or physiotherapeutic applications. Small and large heating elements can also be used for the production of heated clothing. The surface heating elements and heating mats produced by us ensure a fast heat distribution without larger preheating times. A uniformly distributed or even partial heating with a temperature of up to 400 ° C (or even more) is possible through our surface heating mats. To ensure operational safety, we also manufacture our heating mats with thermal switches or, if required, with temperature sensors and temperature sensors. Electric surface heating elements are always electronically adjustable and exactly defined by the heating power.



Heat by electric heating

Electric heating elements can cover the heat demand in all areas. Be it in large halls, tents or heated clothes in the form of gloves and socks. As a manufacturer of electrical heating elements, heating mats and heating pads, we make sure that nobody is cold. Electric heaters generate the heat when it is needed and with the right heat output. You define this heat output as a customer or together with you we develop the appropriate electric heater for your application on a flexible carrier material. We develop and manufacture electrical heating elements for all applications. Innovative electric heaters, individual and highly flexible.


Our heating elements are also ideal alternatives to the following heating systems:

silicone heating elements

Silicone heating mats are used where very complex structures need to be heated. They can be used variably and can be produced in almost any shape and size. Especially for heating and keeping warm flat, cylindrical or conical products, they are suitable. Silicone heating mats are glued directly to the mold to be heated and have a height of less than 4mm. Disadvantage of this heating system are di but quite high production costs, as well as the weight. The defined material mix (silicone insulation material) also considerably limits the use.

film heaters

Foil heaters or foil heating elements are characterized by their high variability and are therefore used in many applications. Depending on the application, various insulation materials are available. In addition, the products can be provided with an adhesive layer, which serves to fasten the heating elements, for example, to glass, metal or plastic. Disadvantage of this heating system is the limited 3d-deformability and the lack of flexibility. Also, the heating elements are expensive as soon as it goes in temperatures above 120 ° C, since then Kapton must be used as insulation material. Grid structures are not possible.