OF-146-N: Optical Fiber Coating
OF-146-N is a low refractive index optical fiber coating, developed for the cladding of optical fibers. The material is designed to be compatible with Optical fiber Drawing Towers.
The extension N denotes there is No adhesion promoter in the formulation. This allows a longer shelf life, but adhesion under wet conditions is lower.
|RI liquid at 589 nm||1.444|
|Viscosity, cps @ 25°C||3800|
|RI cured at 589 nm||1.467|
|RI cured at 950 nm||1.460|
|Adhesion to glass, 90° Peel, g/cm|
|Elastic modulus, MPa||1600|
|Tensile Strength, MPa||37|
|Elongation at Break, %||3|
The product is supplied pre-filtered to below 1 micron particles.
- Avoid unnecessary exposure to ambient light and moisture.
- Long term storage should be at ambient conditions of 10-30ºC.
- The coating is supplied in glass bottles. Keep container closed to avoid moisture penetration.
- The shelf life is 12 months.
OF-146-N is intended to be used in optical fiber drawing towers. The UV curing is done under nitrogen. Typically, a dose of 1000-2000 mJ/cm2 is necessary. Any UV source in the range 300-400 nm can be used. When properly cured under nitrogen, the surface should be non-tacky.
Keep the bottle closed in all times when not in use. The material is sensitive to light.
Safety: Refer to the SDS
Note: The above information is believed to be reliable, but it is not to be taken as a representation, warrantee or guarantee. Customers should perform their own QC, QA and evaluation tests.
Updated: August 6, 2018PDF