UV-curable optical fiber coatings
From gaming to video-on-demand, bandwidth demand is surging worldwide, placing increasing performance requirements on today's optical fiber networks. DSM is helping protect those network investments for the future through next-generation fiber optic coating technology designed to give fiber greater signal reliability and field robustness, and even make higher bandwidths possible.
DeSolite® and Cablelite®
We have been there since the inception of the industry, when our first-generation optical fiber coatings helped make mass fiber production possible. Today, DeSolite® and Cablelite® are the world's top selling brands of UV-curable coatings, inks, and matrix materials - and the industry standard for fiber protection and identification worldwide. From New York to New Delhi, millions of miles of the world's underground and submarine fiber are coated with these patented, high-performance products.
DSM’s newest generation of fiber coatings, DeSolite Supercoatings, have been engineered to help telecommunication network owners get the highest levels of signal reliability and field performance from their optical fiber. In addition to significantly improved microbending sensitivity, DeSolite Supercoatings also demonstrate high reliability in temperature extremes, ensuring a robust solution especially in low temperature environments. Other enhanced performance properties include reduced volatility, faster cure speed and advanced mechanical properties.