Micanite elements for heating and freeze protecting

– With excellent insulation properties

Micanite heater

Micanite elements

Micanite elements are to a large extent used for contact heating of tools and for indirect heating of liquids in vessels.

Micanite is an excellent insulation material based on mica. The micanite sheets can be cut, punched or shaped to fit in tools etc.

Micanite elements can be enclosed by metal sheet in flat or round shape and is then called band heaters.

Technical data


Micanite, baset on glimmer
Enclosure in e.g. stanless steel


Cable, tab terminals, screw and nut
nickel wire with ceramic pearls or silicon rubber hose

Surface load

3-4 W/cm² (at max 350°C)
Max 7W/cm² at very high heat transfer

Operating temp.

Max 700°C (at max 4 W/cm²)


Max 480V


The elements meet requirements acc. to EN 60335-1

Example applications

Examples of applications:

  • Freezing protection
  • Tool heating
  • Drying equipment
  • Toasters
  • Heating plates

Product specification (PDF) Pdf.

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