Nichrome Heating Elements

(Heat Sealing Band)

Nichrome Heating Elements function as heat sealing bands, producing airtight seals of varying widths, lengths and shapes.


Nichrome A 80 properties:

  • Maximum Operating Temperature of 2150° F
  • Stable Operating Temperature
  • Fast Heat-Up Times
  • Corrosion Resistant

Applications of nichrome wire include sealing plastic film and cutting foam products.


Vertrod PTFE Covers and PTFE Zone Tape to protect your elements and products

Types of Heating Elements Available:

  • Flat Ribbon 

  • Round Wire

  • Copper Plated 

  • Copper Foil Wrapped 

  • Circular 

  • Shaped

  • Flat Ribbon with Cut Wire attached

  • Tapered Band

Nichrome Wire A 80

(Nickel 80%, Chromium 20%)

Flat Ribbon Nichrome Sizes

Width (inch)Thickness (inch)
1/16 (0.0625)0.005
0.008
5/64 ( 0.078125)0.0063 (soft)
1/8 (0.125)0.004 (soft)
0.004 (full hard)
0.007
0.010
3/16 (0.1875)0.004
0.0063
1/4 (0.2500)0.004
0.005
0.008
0.010
0.020

5/16 (0.3125)0.005
3/8 (0.375)0.004
0.005
1/2 (0.500)0.004
0.005
0.006
3/4 (0.750)0.004

Round Wire Nichrome Sizes

American Wire GaugeDiameter (Inch)
110.0907
130.0720
140.0641
150.0571
180.0403 (annealed)
200.032
240.0201

Maximum operating temperature: 2150°F
Temperature of Coefficient Resistance: 0.0009
Non-Magnetic

See our page on heating element care & maintenance for tips on assembling the heater bar and diagnosing why your heating element may be breaking.

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