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Why DSM?

DSM is the world’s leader for optical fiber coatings—a critical component of today’s high-speed fiber networks.

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More than 40 years ago, DSM designed the first UV-curable coatings that would make mass fiber production possible. Today, DSM is the only fiber coatings supplier in the world actively developing next-generation coating systems, DeSolite® Supercoatings, to address the industry’s most advanced network performance requirements.

Fiber coated with a DeSolite® Supercoatings system provides high quality performance including low micro-bending attenuation, excellent field performance, and design flexibility.

Fiber coatings have two very important functions:

  • Allow fiber and cable manufacturers to physically work with very delicate strands of glass fiber, approximately the size of a human hair.
  • Allow fiber to carry signal at a tremendous rate of speed with as little interruption or distortion as possible.

DSM Functional Materials sites are ISO 9001-2008 certified. DFM’s USA sites are also RC14001® certified and, in Hoek van Holland and Shanghai, DFM is ISO 14001 certified.

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