Corning introduces flame retardant speciality fibre

19 March 2003 -- Corning Inc. has added a new polarisation maintaining, flame retardant fibre to its portfolio.

-- polarisation maintaining fibre ideal for low flammability requirements

19 March 2003 -- Corning Inc. has added a new polarisation maintaining, flame retardant fibre to its portfolio.

The fibre combines polarisation maintaining properties, low attenuation and "excellent" birefringence with a polyester-elastomer coating.

It is suited to low flammability telecommunications applications, such as premises, and non-telecom applications such as sensors, systems requiring a vacuum, and fibre optic gyroscopes.

The PM Flame Retardant specialty fibre is a 400-micron UV coated fibre buffered to 900 microns with a polyester-elastomer coating and has a flammability classification of V-O in accordance with UL94. The result is a buffered fibre with a VW-1 end product flammability classification in accordance with UL1581.

James J. Haberstroh, product manager, Corning Photonic Technologies, said, "The introduction of a PM flame retardant specialty fibre is aligned with our strategy to pursue diverse market opportunities."

Corning PM Flame Retardant specialty fibre will be on exhibit during the Optical Fibre Communication (OFC) conference March 25-27 in Atlanta - booth #6928.

Further information at www.corning.com

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