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DSM's DeSolite® Supercoating Offers Better Speed & Efficiency to the Wet-on-wet Process

Published on 2012-07-11. Author : SpecialChem

DSM, the global market leader for optical fiber coatings, introduced its latest DeSolite® Supercoating, DeSolite® DP-1020. Optimized for the Wet-On-Wet (WOW) optical fiber draw process, this coating enables WOW processing speeds of up to 2500 meters per minute - approximately 50% faster than typical draw processing speeds of today, allowing fiber manufacturers to achieve greater efficiency while maintaining the highest levels of performance and quality.

"With surging bandwidth demand fueling rapid growth in FTTH deployments worldwide, there's an overwhelming need for superior protection of optical fibers, both optically and mechanically," said Olaf Storaasli, Global Marketing Manager for Fiber Optic Materials at DSM. "DeSolite® Supercoatings are the industry's #1 coating on the market today because they deliver the unmatched microbend performance, field robustness and improved processing efficiencies necessary to protect today's network investments for the future. We're pleased to now offer these advantages to the roughly 40% of the industry that uses the wet-on-wet draw process."

DeSolite® Supercoatings: Premier Technology, Next-generation Performance

DeSolite® Supercoatings are DSM's newest generation of optical fiber coating technology, engineered for greater signal reliability through improved microbend sensitivity and more robust field performance, especially in temperature extremes. First introduced in 2009, DeSolite® Supercoatings are today's premier class of optical fiber coatings worldwide, delivering approximately 10-times better microbend performance over previous generation legacy coatings. This performance advantage is critical for today's new FTTx designs, especially at longer wavelengths such as 1550 or 1625nm. Improved performance is also demonstrated in temperature extremes, ensuring a robust solution with minimal signal attenuation especially in low temperature environments.

About DSM

DeSolite® Supercoatings is a brand of Royal DSM N.V. - a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of about €9 billion.

Source: DSM

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