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May 1, 2000

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Booth E-14716

Existing Products On Display Company will display a range of ceramic infrared heating elements. Units have a Kanthal-type resistance wire embedded within a slip-cast ceramic body. The ceramic medium absorbs and then radiates 96% of its medium- to long-wave infrared energy in a pattern designated by the design of the heater. This differs from the traditional metal-sheathed and quartz tube heaters by emitting more energy efficiently, over a wider range.

Ceramic heaters are said to be a cross between metal-sheathed and quartz, being more fragile than metal, but much more resilient to breakage than quartz. Another differentiating feature of ceramics is the ability to clean their non-corrosive surface

The biggest advantage cited for ceramic heaters in the plastics industry is the ability for zone control of small areas. High-tech thermoforming of detailed shapes, using high-index plastics, requires complex heating patterns and precise control. Each ceramic heater, down to the smallest size, can be individually controlled to provide the most intricate heating profile. Circle 282

Booth Personnel Deitz Kracker

Key Contact Deitz Kracker ­ Tel: 800-442-2581 or 616-784-8997; Fax: 616-784-7775;
E-mail: [email protected];
Web Site: www.infraredheaters.com 

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