Kanthal is a world-leading brand for products and services in the area of industrial heating technology and resistance materials.

Choose the best alloy for your heating element

Our wide range of resistance heating wire and strip makes it possible to select the most appropriate alloy and size for each respective application, resulting in optimum product performance.

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Element type/ Element design Best alloys in general
Embedded elements
Cartridge elements, Powder filled

Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)

Coils in grooves

Kanthal D (wire)

Elements in ceramics

Kanthal A (wire)
Kanthal D (wire)

Heating cables- Rope heaters

Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)
Niktrothal 40 (wire)
Cuptrothal 30 (wire)
Cuptrothal 15 (wire)
Cuptrothal 49 (wire)

Metal sheeted tubular

Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)

Mica elements

Kanthal D (wire), Kanthal D (ribbon)
Nikrothal 80 (wire), Nikrothal 80 (ribbon)

Supported elements
Ceramic cartridge heaters

Kanthal A (wire)
Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)

Molded ceramic heaters

Kanthal AE (wire)

Other ceramic elements

Kanthal A (wire)
Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)

Quartz tube heater

Kanthal A (wire)
Kanthal D (wire)

Suspended elements
Bead insulated coils

Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)

Coils immersed in water

Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)

Open Mica

Kanthal D (wire), Kanthal D (ribbon)
Nikrothal 60 (wire), Nikrothal 60 (ribbon)
Nikrothal 80 (wire), Nikrothal 80 (ribbon)

String elements

Kanthal D (wire)

Suspended coils

Kanthal D (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)
Nikrothal 60 (wire)

Suspended straight wires

Kanthal A (wire)
Nikrothal 80 (wire)

Zig- Zag Kanthal D (wire), Kanhtal D (ribbon)
Niktrothal 40 (wire), Nikrothal 40 (ribbon)

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