Resins for Optical Fibre
Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Rod is used as a strengthening member in optical fibre cables. The strengthening members give excellent tensile strength while retaining a high degree of stiffness, avoiding cable buckling over its entire life.
Crest offers resins for this application in the following different systems.
Thermal Curable C'POL Series
Crest offers modified acrylic resin, which can be cured thermally. The resin is designed to provide high line speed. FRP rods made by this resin provide excellent mechanical properties, good chemical resistance complemented by a superior surface finish.
UV Curable C'POL Series
Crest offers a variety of UV curable resin (ULTRA series) for the manufacturing of strengthening members used in optical fibres. It can be cured by UV light, allowing enhanced speeds. These resin offer optimum surface hardness coupled with water resistance.