Polyimide Film

Polyimide film (aka Kapton®) provides outstanding hardness and is often used as an excellent electrical insulator. It possesses a superior balance of chemical, physical and electrical properties over a wide temperature range. This easily recognized amber colored film is often used in electrical shielding and insulating applications. Polyimide does not melt.

The most outstanding properties are:

  • Extreme temperature performance capabilities
  • Highly conformable
  • Excellent hardness

Polyimide can be used in a temperature range from –450°F to +680°F.

Typical Properties

Color: Amber (Semi-Clear)
Temperature Range: –450°F to +680°F
Tensile Strength: 16,000 psi
Impact Strength: 0.58 ft-lbs./in.
Specifications Met: UL 94V0
Recommended for Outdoor Use: No

Typical Applications

Polyimide enjoys a ubiquitous presence in a vast array of electronic applications. From the most advanced computer applications to 2-way radios, it’s electrical insulating properties are second to none. Available with an adhesive backing to ease installation, polyimide is easy to work with and quite durable.

Form Available

Film: .001” to .005” thick
Adhesive-Backed Film with Silicone Adhesive: .001” to .005” thick

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