USES AND APPLICATIONS
Since the birth of manned space flight more than four decades ago, DuPont has been along for the ride with products essential for lighter weight, reduced volume, durability and environmental resistance.
Kapton® film provides high temperature resistance as well a weight and space savings, very important features in aerospace applications.
The European rail industry adopted Kapton® FCR to improve the efficiency and durability of AC traction motors on its high speed locomotives, where it significantly outperformed traditional insulation systems.
DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide based films are layered together with protective separation films to create blankets ranging from 10 to 30 layers thick, depending upon the type and level of protection required at each location on the spacecraft.