Fiber Optic Center (FOC), an distributor specializing in helping their customers make cable, announced the ÅngströmBond Solutions Center.
With many Large Effective Area Fibers being independently developed by many manufacturers, having a connectivity components partner with expertise on how the epoxy can affect the fiber in any of the types of ferrules in use today is critical. The ÅngströmBond Solutions Center will provide this epoxy expertise through technical content, best practices, weekly tips and a dedicated adhesives expert, Kelly Barker.
FOC helps customers make cable assemblies. This is accomplished by partnering with a variety manufacturers to offer equipment and consumables used in each step of the cable assembly process. At the epoxy step, FOC developed ÅngströmBond, a specialty adhesive line developed exclusively for Fiber Optics. The ÅngströmBond Solutions Center will meet Individual customer needs by offering specialty stock materials or high-tech custom epoxies in custom package sizes. One featured adhesive solution is the ÅngströmBond 9123 product which passes GR-326 testing and Telcordia specifications.
ÅngströmBond 9123 is a low viscosity two-part epoxy adhesive. It is designed for bonding and potting optical connectors, fibers, lenses, prisms and other optical components. It’s recommended for single fiber, single mode terminations, and if using a ramp cure schedule, is also a choice for multi-mode terminations. This epoxy has been engineered to have a high Tg and exhibits lower fiber pistoning properties over other epoxies.