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Mica or Cartridge Heaters? Specs, Benefits, Drawbacks & More

You’ve got a lot of options when choosing an industrial heater. Specs and cost will help you narrow it down, but you may end up with several options that seem equally viable. The difference between mica heaters and cartridge heaters is one such example.

Both mica heaters and cartridge heaters are used to apply heat evenly and selectively, but their unique properties can make the choice easier. To simplify the choice — and to help you pick the right heater type for your application — our new whitepaper compares mica and cartridge heaters head-to-head.


Whitepaper Download: Comparing Mica and Cartridge Heaters


Read Minco’s new whitepaper for free to learn:

  • What mica and cartridge heaters have in common
  • How they’re different
  • The key benefits and drawbacks of each heater type
  • Real-world use cases for mica and cartridge heaters


It’s easy to say that mica and cartridge heaters ‘do the same thing’ — but by the same logic, so does every industrial heater type. When it comes time to choose, you’ll need to consider a lot more than cost to make the right decision for your application.

Of course, the industrial heating conversation doesn’t end with mica vs. cartridge. Read the comprehensive Minco Thermal Solutions Design Guide for an overview of the many products that can help you achieve your industrial heating goals.


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