Corning: optical fiber coating supply agreement

DSM has signed a new, multi-year agreement with Corning for the supply of advanced DeSolite coatings for producing optical fiber products.
The DeSolite optical fiber coating formulations from DSM Fun…

DSM has signed a new, multi-year agreement with Corning for the supply of advanced DeSolite coatings for producing optical fiber products. The DeSolite optical fiber coating formulations from DSM Functional Materials, a business unit of Royal DSM N.V., are utilized in various single-fiber and multi-fiber cables, including ribbon, loose tube, tight buffer and slotted core cables. The combination of DeSolite coating formulations and sophisticated process technology from Corning offers enhanced protection of optical fibers such as tolerance to microbending and low attenuation. According to Corning Optical Fiber“s VP and director of Worldwide Marketing, Barry Linchuck: DSM“s advanced coating formulations play a major role in the production and performance of the company“s CPC coated optical fibers. Senior business director of Functional Materials at DSM, Rob Crowell said that the combination of DSM“s expertise in coating formulations and Corning“s optical fiber processing capabilities delivers reliable and robust products to network operators.