Thick Film Heater Materials

Heating elements are widely used in various industries and applications. Heraeus packages and matched material systems of thick film inks portfolio offers design flexibility, provide higher reliability and lead to faster cycles giving customers an advantage and further improve customer focus.

Pastes on Steel

More challenging performance requirements and unique form factors for heaters are expanding the use of thick film materials in even more applications. The latest thick film heaters are able to be thinner, designed in any shape, and provide higher reliability which opens new markets for customers to be competitive. The thick film technology provides outstanding heating uniformity for devices with matched material systems.

Heraeus thick film heater materials provide you the solutions to meet these demanding conditions with conductor, resistor, and insulating paste options. Solutions are available for several grades of aluminum and steel as well as a large variety of oxide and nitride ceramic substrates, giving you the flexibility to design heaters for applications over a wide operating temperature range.

Heraeus thick film heater materials sets are packaged upon substrate types and focus on the customers’ desired operating temperatures, heater specifications, and design requirements – aluminum and stainless steel packages reaching operating temperatures up to 350°C; and packages for oxide and nitride ceramic substrates reliable up to 700°C.

Beyond our standard portfolio we are able to design solutions for your special applications. Our application centres allow us to test the adaptions directly and to optimize them to achieve a superior product quality. Save time and money with Heraeus as a qualified partner and accelerate your process.


  • Automotive: electrical vehicle battery thermal management, cabin and comfort heating, heaters for sensors in autos, incl. advanced driver assistance
  • Industrial: food service, white goods, thermal print heads, e-cigarettes
  • Semiconductor: wafer processing
  • Aerospace: instrumentation, sensors
  • Medical: analytical equipment, temperature optimization for sensors

Typical products:

Substrates PET, PEN FR4, Polymide Aluminum (Celcion©) Stainless Steel (Heramic©) Oxide based: AI2O3, ZTA, ZrO2, YSZ Nitride based: AIN
Operating Temperature Up to 100° C Up to 250° C Up to 200° C Up to 100° C Up to 350° C Up to 700° C
Conductor Traces and Termination Pastes LTC3602 LTC3510 C8829D (Ag) SC1001 (AgPt) C8728
Resistive Heating Materials LTC4600 Series HTR12000AR Series SR 21 - 350 Series R8900 Series
R2200 Series
PC10000 Series
R400A Series
9000 Series
PC10000 Series
Insulators / Dielectrics IP6080A
/ IP 6085

Overglazes / Soldermask
PD5100 NW

SD1019 IP9036A