Optimizing fiber optic cable telecommunications
UV-curable coatings for fiber optic telecommunications
At DSM we are the world’s leading supplier of UV-curable coatings for optical fiber materials used in the telecoms industry.
We also create UV-curable coatings, inks, matrix materials, tight buffer materials, splicing compounds and specialty fiber coatings for optical cable and fiber. The result: high-quality and reliable applications for optical fiber built on 40 years’ experience of working with fiber makers, cable producers and telecom partners to meet the ever-changing needs of a digitalized world.
The world is on the verge of a new era. One where people and their devices are all interconnected. The more we connect, the more creative people become, the more prosperous societies grow and the closer people feel with one another.
At the heart of this connectivity is fiber. We provide the advanced optical fiber coatings that ensure that your connection can perform to its full potential. DSM is in a key position to introduce science that will help shape the future. And help connect the billions who remain without a fast connection or any connection at all. One day in the future, the entire world will be connected in a single, global community. We’re focused on making that Future of Community happen sooner rather than later – quite literally at the speed of light.
Benefits of our UV-coatings
Fibers coated with our innovative materials deliver outstanding performance, including low micro-bending, excellent field performance, and design flexibility. We enable fiber and cable manufacturers to work with very delicate strands of glass fiber about the size of a human hair; and fibers with our coatings can carry signals at super-fast speeds with minimal interruption or distortion.
Microbending happens when small bends in the fiber axis cause attenuation and signal transmission loss. This is usually caused by fiber being forced onto cabling materials and fiber-to-fiber contacting points, or fiber being pressed onto a rough surface.
It’s a major challenge for the industry, but the quality of a field-tested coating system can make a huge difference in tackling microbending performance. For example, our DeSolite®, Cablelite® and Bufferlite® materials have been in the field for over 30 years now - protecting fiber from environmental field stresses while ensuring signal reliability. And they’re still running strong!
Our coatings and inks for fiber optic telecommunications deliver proven protection and performance.
Optical fiber coatings for high-speed production and superior fiber attenuation performance.
High-performance materials for upjacketing optical fiber via a fast, one step process.
Cablelite® inks and matrix
Fast-curing inks optimized for loose tube and ribbon designs in optical fiber cables.
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