Fiber Optic Coatings from Zeus for Enhanced Performance

Diverse product options

  • Fiber optic coatings
  • Furcation tubing / sheathing: standard and custom sizes / tolerances with coloring options are available
  • Heat shrinks – PTFE, PEEKShrink®, FEP, ETFE, PTFE/FEP Dual-Shrink®, PFA
  • Aeos® ePTFE Tubing – Zeus’ most flexible tubing
  • Custom fillers – Glass additives improve bonding and control longitudinal change, barium offers visibility, and carbon fiber enhances crush resistance
  • Secondary/value-add - Flaring, drilling, etching, and more

Dual-Shrink® Feature

The Dual-Shrink® heat shrink is a perfect example of Zeus’ protective insulation. It is capable of encapsulating and protecting cables, fiber optic housings, and connectors from high temperature or moisture.

Core Resins from Zeus

Zeus offers fiber optic coatings and extruded sheathings from polymers such as PEEK, ETFE, PFA, FEP, PVDF, and ECA. In the table given below, the key benefits of each extruded resin according to market are provided.

ENERGY AEROSPACE SPECIAL TELECOM FIBER NUCLEAR AUTOMOTIVE MEDICAL
PEEK
(260 °C) Abrasion Resistance, Mechanical Integrity, Thermal Stability
PFA
(-200 °C to 260 °C) Wide Temperature Stability, Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, Low Smoke/Toxicity
PFA
(-200 °C to 260 °C) Wide Temperature Stability, Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, Low Smoke/Toxicity
FEP
(-200 °C to 204 °C) Low Water Absorption, Wide Temperature Stability, Low Coefficient of Friction
FEP
(-200 °C to 200 °C)
&
ETFE
(-150 °C - 148 °C) Low Water Absorption, Wide Temperature Stability PVDF (150 °C) Chemical Resistant
PTFE
ETFE
(148 °C) Radiation Resistance, Mechanical Integrity, Low Water Absorption
&
PVDF
(150 °C)
PEEK
(260 °C) Abrasion Resistance, Mechanical Integrity, Thermal Stability
PTFE
(260 °C) Temperature Stability, Dry Lubrication, Low Coefficient of Friction, Low Water Absorption*
FEP
(-200 °C to 204 °C) Low Water Absorption, Wide Temperature Stability, Low Coefficient of Friction
NYLON
PTFE
Low Coefficient of Friction, Class VI Approved
PEEK
Enhanced Pushability, Autoclave and Gamma Resistant, Class VI Approved
ETFE
Improved Strength and Performs well with ETO, Autoclave and Gamma Sterilization, Class VI Approved

Fiber Optic Coatings

High performance protection for tough environments. Coatings protect fibers in situations that need mechanical strength, resistance to radiation/abrasion, and temperature stability.

Polymer Coated Optical Fiber:
A) Polymer Protection — PEEK, ETFE, PVDF, PFA, FEP and more.
B) Primary Coating — Polyimide, Acrylic, etc.
C) Fused Silica Glass Core and Cladding

Assembly Aids for Sheathing

Making sheathing simple with extrusion solutions.

  • Extrude sheathing over a number of wires or monofilament to serve as an assembly helps to pull fibers into sheathing. Eliminate flushing or feeding fibers into sheathing.
  • Secondary/value-add services such as slitting, flaring, and drilling are available.
  • Collaborate with the company’s extrusion engineers to spot the right extrusion solution for the project.

Specialized Extrusions

The company offers a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and custom profiles.

Focus on Orientation

Customers can ask about the company’s diverse catalog of multi-lumens — tubes with separate channels to orient fibers for cables and connectors. The company offers rectangular, square, and custom profile shapes in a wide range of resins and colors.

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