Proven High Performance and Reliability

Kapton polyimide film, developed by DuPont, is synonymous with high performance, reliability, and durability. Used in a wide range of applications, it’s been the industry-leading polyimide film for over 45 years.

Its impressive thermal, electrical, chemical, and mechanical properties allow it to withstand extreme temperatures, vibrations and harsh environments. Together, these give it almost limitless potential across diverse applications in various industries. 

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Product Benefits

High-Temperature Resistance High-Temperature Resistance 

High-Temperature Resistance 

Kapton polyimide film has exceptional resistance to extreme temperatures, making it suitable for applications ranging from -269°C (-452°F) to 400°C (752°F). This ability to maintain its physical and electrical properties in extreme conditions sets it apart from other materials. 

Mechanical Stability Mechanical Stability 

Mechanical Stability 

By maintaining its mechanical properties, even under harsh conditions, Kapton polyimide films are robust with dimensional stability. This makes them suitable for mechanical applications requiring durability and resistance to wear. 

Excellent Insulator Excellent Insulator 

Excellent Insulator 

As a film, it possesses outstanding insulating properties, making it an ideal choice for applications that require electrical insulation. Its low dielectric constant and high dielectric strength contribute to its effectiveness as an insulating material. 

Chemical ResistanceChemical Resistance

Chemical Resistance 

Excellent resistance to chemicals, including solvents, acids and bases, means Kapton polyimide film gives long-lasting performance in corrosive environments and demanding applications. 

Versatile Processing MethodsVersatile Processing Methods

Versatile Processing Methods 

As a material, it can be easily processed using various techniques such as etching, coating, laminating, metallizing, bonding, and molding. This versatility means it can easily tailored to specific application requirements. 

Low Moisture AbsorptionLow Moisture Absorption

Low Moisture Absorption 

Kapton polyimide film has low moisture absorption, making it suitable for applications where moisture resistance is crucial. This property helps to maintain its electrical and mechanical performance in humid environments. 

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Choosing the Right Product

We offer a range of over 20 Kapton polyimide films for diverse application needs:

  • Kapton HN: A general-purpose film that offers a balanced combination of properties over a wide temperature range. It is well-suited for applications that require an all-polyimide film with excellent performance across different temperatures
  • Kapton EN: This premium performance film is used as a dielectric substrate for flexible printed circuits and high-density interconnects. It exhibits superior dimensional stability, lay-flat characteristics, high modulus and a coefficient of thermal expansion that matches copper
  • Kapton FPC: Widely used in applications that demand reliability and durability, this is a treated film that maintains an excellent balance of physical, chemical and electrical properties over a wide temperature range

We can provide unrivaled advice and support in its use, whether you’re interested in its exceptional thermal, electrical, chemical or mechanical properties.

We work across aerospace, electronics, energy, automotive and medical, and can find you the ideal solution.

Our Kapton polyimide films comply with European Directives 2015/863/EU (RoHS 3) and 2000/53/EC (ELV), ensuring their environmental friendliness.

Additionally, we hold certifications for ISO 9001, EN 9100, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, demonstrating our dedication to quality and safety.

Our Product Range

We offer an extensive range of Kapton films from 0.008mm to 0.125mm thick.

We offer Kapton HN, Kapton CRC, Kapton MT, Kapton B, Kapton FPC, Kapton 200RS100, Kapton HPP-ST grades and metallised variants.

Our industry-leading Technical Solutions team is ready and waiting to identify the right products for your project.

This service is completely free as we are committed to providing an exceptional level of service that enables you to deliver groundbreaking scientific advancements that shape the future.

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Popular Kapton Products


Thanks to Kapton’s exceptional properties, these polyimide foils are used in a variety of industries for many applications.

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Kapton polyimide film plays a crucial role in aerospace applications, such as circuits in cameras for space missions. Its ability to withstand extreme temperatures and harsh environments makes it ideal for space exploration. 



Its excellent electrical insulation properties and high-temperature resistance make it indispensable in electronic devices, with it widely used in applications like chip scale packaging, flexible displays and sensors. 

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Used in the next generation of photovoltaic cells, Kapton polyimide film’s thermal stability and durability enables it to function effectively in solar panels, contributing to the generation of clean and sustainable energy. 

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Automotive systems requiring high-temperature resistance and electrical insulation use Kapton polyimide film. For example, it is chosen for wire and cable tapes, motor slot liners and as insulation for transformers and capacitors. 

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This high-quality polyimide film is found in medical applications requiring its biocompatibility, flexibility, and resistance to sterilization. It plays a crucial role in medical devices, electronic sensors and implants. 

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Kapton polyimide film is widely used in industrial applications that require high-temperature insulation, such as coil insulation, tubing, and pressure-sensitive tapes. Its reliability and durability ensure consistent performance in demanding industrial environments.

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