Kapton® label stocks endure the most hostile environments without overlamination.
As a custom developer for NASA, L’Garde was charged with developing and deploying the largest solar sail ever constructed to demonstrate the value of “propellantless propulsion” – the act of using photons from the sun to push a craft through space.
The winding wire primary insulation system hinges on Kapton® FN polyimide film. Very, thin yet very resistant, Kapton® ensures extended functionality and longevity of the engines.
Aircraft insulation systems must meet rigid industry requirements regarding fire resistance, durability and weight. The ability of Kapton® polyimide film to withstand both high and low temperature extremes makes it an excellent material for use in space satellite applications.
Kapton® polyimide film provides high temperature durability together with a thin insulation making it possible to use more copper in the motor, thus allowing more power and increased reliability.
For a group of 12th grade students at the Twin Valley High School in Elverson, Pennsylvania, the capstone project of their senior year engineering program was the development of a cell phone case that could protect the phone’s battery in cold temperatures.