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.
One of the keys to the very sensitive response is the softness and elasticity of Kapton® which enables the mat to follow the determination of the seat almost exactly.
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.
Kapton® film provides high temperature resistance as well a weight and space savings, very important features in aerospace applications.
DuPont™ Kapton® PST grade polyimide film is a crystalline film designed for the pressure sensitive tape industry with improved film attributes for PST coaters.
AIRSPACE BLOG: Posted on December 10, 2015 by The National Air and Space Museum: After applying nearly 30.5 meters (100 feet) of the hand-made tapes, the ATM spar assembly appears much as it did in the early 1970s.