Flexible Foil Heaters Allow Total Customization

– Your needs, met your way


Backer Springfield provides the highest quality flexible foil heaters that can be easily integrated into any thermal system. With extended lab capabilities and responsive engineer testing, Backer has the unique capability to customize a solution to perfectly fit your needs. Our flexible foil heaters are guaranteed to provide an economical and efficient heat source.

Foil bonded heaters are used in many applications. One of the most common is as an anti-condensate heater in refrigerators. Backer-Springfield elements are found in most brands of domestic (home) refrigerators as well as in commercial units for grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants.

There are many other areas of use for foil bonded heaters. Among these are commercial warming ovens, small appliances (coffee makers, crock-pots), agricultural, automotive and truck applications (mirror heaters). For quality, durability and low cost, there is no better element.

Backer-Springfield offers a variable wattage foil bonded element for applications where different amounts of heat are required in different parts of the surface to be heated. Backer’s flexible foil heaters allow for total customization to provide customers with the perfect solution for their heating needs.

Our available constructions are:

Single Layer PVC Construction:

The most common foil heater is our single-ply construction. PVC heater wire is bonded to a single piece of coated foil. These heaters offer a low profile (.105 max), good flexibility and wattages up to 0.5 Watt/in². Slightly higher wattage is possible if the ambient conditions and heat sink allow. An adhesive backing and release paper make this an excellent heater for high volume, low cost applications.

Double Layer (Two-ply) Standard Foil Construction:

Our two-ply construction affords a slightly higher wattage output than our single ply construction. Higher wattage's are possible (1.2 Watt/in²) depending on the application. Here, PVC or silicone heater wire is bonded between two pieces of foil giving a slightly higher profile (.120 max).

Double Layer (Two-ply) Hi-Temp Foil Construction:

Our two-ply construction affords a higher wattage output than our standard construction. The highest wattage possible is 2 Watt/in². A glass braided heater wire is bonded between two pieces of hi-temp foil that can reach a maximum operating temperature of 280 C.

Backer’s experienced engineers are able to provide heaters that can accommodate any shape or size necessary for your application:

  • Home & Comfort (coffee machines, towel heaters, radiators and wall heating, floor heating, small appliances),
  • Foodservice Equipment (food preparation equipment, hot and cold food displays, warmers),
  • Refrigeration (refrigerated display cases, walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers),
  • Scientific & Medical (analytical equipment, sterilizers, incubators, hot plates)
  • Transportation (RV & Off-Road vehicles, side mirror heaters, wiper heaters), among others.

With over 100 years of heating technology expertise, our in-house engineers strive to form a partnership with every customer to resolve any heating challenges or new product development needs you may face. Our customers can rest assured that our products are of the best quality and can be seamlessly integrated into any system. Our engineer design and testing and value-added capabilities allow us to focus on providing top of the line solutions that allow for total customer satisfaction.


Backer-Springfield is a manufacturer of high-quality heating products and, as such, we are only setup to sell to resellers and O.E.M. manufacturers. We are unable to fulfill requests direct from consumers. If you are a consumer seeking a replacement element for your appliance, please contact the manufacturer of your appliance or your local professional service technician for information on the required heating element(s).

Ceramic Heating Elements


Heater Wire

  • .22 ohm/ft. to 5,000 ohm/ft. Uniform Watt Density Heater Wire
  • 1 ohm/ft. to 6,500 ohm/ft. Variable Watt Density and Cold Ended Heater Wire
  • 1/32" Wall PVC Insulation (1/16" Available)
  • 1/32" Wall Silicone Insulation (1/16" Available)


.002" Thick .005" Thick. Both Foils Available with Vinyl Coating or Plain.


  • Rubber Based with Release Paper
  • Acrylic Based with Release Paper

Lead WIres

  • #18 Stranded Copper, PVC Insulation or Silicone Insulation
  • #20 Stranded Copper, PVC Insulation or Silicone Insulation


    • Stapled - Mechanical, Electrical Protection Only; Not Moisture Resistant
    • Heat Seal Sleeve - Moisture Resistant, 6 W/ft. Max
    • Heat Shrink - Moisture Resistant, 6 W/ft. Max
    • Adhesive Heat Shrink - Moisture Proof, 6 W/ft. Max
    • Silicone Over mold - Moisture Proof, 15 W/ft. Max

Example applications

  • Analytical Equipment
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Consumer Refrigeration
  • Small Consumer Appliance
  • Commercial Food Preparation
  • Commercial Service Equipment

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