Fiber Optic Cables: The Inside Story 2.0

FIBER-LINE® has over 25 years of experience supplying into the FOC market.  Our products have helped protect and prolong the life of fiber-optic cables for over two decades.

Why FIBER-LINE® Cable Solutions:

  • One stop shop for all of your cable component needs
  • Strategically located to service all of our customers around the globe with locations in North America, Europe, and Asia
  • FIBER-LINE® Swellcoat™ coated yarns enable a 100% dry-dry cable design
  • Multitude of fiber and coatings available
  • Continual focus on innovation and product optimization 

Our FOC Components Revealed

You can't judge a book by it's cover.  The same goes for our products & solutions incorporated inside fiber-optic cables.  The quality, performance, and value is only apparent when you open up the jacket and take a look inside.

 

Check out the individual components: 

 

 

 

  SWELLCOAT™ BUFFER YARN

Key Features of Swellcoat™ Buffer Tube Yarn

  • Efficient and easy to apply
  • Cleaner than alternative gel products
  • Patented Swellcoat™ technology can absorb up to 100x its weight
  • Superior gel strength versus competitive products
  • Available in 150 denier and larger

Read more: Water Blocking Yarn 

 

 SWELLCOAT™ FRP

Key Features of Swellcoat™ FRP

  • The same patented Swellcoat™ technology is now available for FRP
  • Swellcoat™ is embedded in rod via thermoset resin which virtually eliminates flaking
  • Does not require the need for absorbent yarn run parallel
  • Mechanical adhesion advantageous for up-jacketing 
  • 0.50mm – 5.00mm sizes available, up to 17.00mm with up-jacketing
  • Available in custom lengths and several spool sizes

Read more: Fiber Reinforced Polymer

 

 SWELLCOAT™ BINDER YARN

Key Features of Swellcoat™ Binder Yarn

  • Replaces need for stocking various tape sizes & additional binder yarns
  • Cleaner than alternative gel products
  • Available 2-ends-up
  • Various fibers available including aramid, low-shrink polyester, & ultra-low-shrink polyester
  • Optimal package integrity allows for faster production
  • Available in custom lengths and several spool sizes

Read more: Water Blocking Yarn

 

 RIPCORDS

Key Features of Ripcords

  • Designed for clean ripping of under-armor & under sheath jacketing materials
  • High strength to diameter ratio
  • Available in round and flat profiles
  • Lubricated for easy ripping
  • Color coated for simple identification
  • Non-wick coatings available
  • Various fibers and constructions

Read more: Ripcords

 

 SWELLCOAT™ STRENGTH MEMBERS

Key Features of Swellcoat™ Strength Members

  • Swellcoat™ & Swellcoat™ Blocker available based upon water blocking requirements
  • Multitude of fibers available
  • Custom precision rovings & lengths available
  • Splice-free
  • Optimal package integrity allows for faster production

Read more: Strength Members

 

 SWELLCOAT™ FILLER YARN

Key Features of Swellcoat™ Filler Yarn

  • Swellcoat™ & Swellcoat™ Blocker available based upon water blocking requirements
  • Engineered to fill voids & interstices in cable designs
  • Customized to specific diameter requirements
  • Available in round and flat profiles

Read more: Water Blocking Yarn