ELGIN, Ill., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DSM Desotech, the global leader in the development and supply of UV-curable fiber optic materials, announced today that China's leading manufacturer of optical fiber, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Company Ltd (YOFC), will adopt latest-generation DeSolite Supercoatings™ technology in the manufacture of their EasyBand® product line.
DSM Desotech introduced DeSolite Supercoatings™ to the market in 2008. In May 2009, YOFC and DSM announced an agreement for the use of DeSolite Supercoatings™ technology in YOFC-produced fiber. YOFC supplies 25% percent of the optical fiber to China's telecom industry. Since then, the two companies have worked closely together to provide the China market an optical fiber product with an increased lifetime and reliability. The solution is a DSM-designed DeSolite Supercoatings™ system for YOFC based on the design and fabrication process of YOFC fiber which demonstrates increased dynamic fatigue (nd) performance, which is directly linked to extending fiber lifetime.
"YOFC's EasyBand® fiber protected with DeSolite Supercoatings™ provides the most reliable solution for long haul, metro, and access fiber," said Han Qingrpong, YOFC Strategy & Marketing Manager. "This new system helps us to deliver the highest performing fiber with consistent properties and a longer lifespan than earlier generation solutions, therefore providing the ultimate protection for the investments of China's leading network service providers."
The benefit of extended fiber life is important in all fiber environments. It becomes even more critical in applications in which more stress is put on the fiber, such as in tight bends, where the fiber must have the strength to provide resistance. In addition to increased Nd performance, DSM's patented DeSolite Supercoatings™ also demonstrates a significant technological advancement in microbend sensitivity that minimizes a fiber's signal loss over time and distance especially for longer wavelengths, as well as in mechanical properties that increase fiber robustness in all temperature extremes.
"Increased fiber lifetime is only one of the key performance benefits that DeSolite Supercoatings™ offers," said Rob Crowell, DSM Desotech Vice President of Fiber Optic Materials. "Longer lifetime, in combination with minimized attenuation for greater signal reliability, field robustness even under extreme conditions, and low microbend performance that allows for expansion to higher wavelengths all serve to create networks that are reliable and ready for the future. In addition, longer lifetime can save telecom network owners millions of dollars in total system savings providing the best performance and cost effective solutions for network future-proofing."
Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Company Ltd. (YOFC) was established in May, 1988. It's being operated by China Telecommunications Corporation, Draka Comteq of the Netherlands and Wuhan Yangtze Communications Industry Group Company Ltd. YOFC is located at 4# Guanshan Er Road in the scenic East Lake Hi-tech Development Zone with the area of 170,000 m2. It is the largest R&D and production base in optical fiber and cable products, with the most complete product specifications, most advanced production technologies and largest production scale in China. Since the first production in 1992, the output and the sales of fiber and cable products of YOFC has been ranking the first in China for the successive 18 years. YOFC has been the word's leading optical fibre and cable company. YOFC's optical fiber and cable productions, as well as various network construction solutions are capable of satisfying different demands from every customer, which have been widely applied by communications operators such as China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, in addition to various industries and fields of power grids, broadcasting and television, traffic, education, national defense, aeronautics, chemicals, petroleum and medical treatment. The products have been sold to more than 50 countries and areas including USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa, etc. For more information, please visit: www.yofc.com .
About DSM Desotech
DSM Desotech is the world's leading developer of UV-curable optical fiber coatings, a critical component of high-speed optical fiber networks. With more than 40 years experience in fiber coatings development, the company has more than 150 granted global patents in UV-curable fiber optic technology. DSM Desotech operates globally, with research and manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan. It is headquartered in Elgin, IL., USA. DSM Desotech is a business unit of DSM Resins, based in the Netherlands, and is part of the global DSM family – a world leader in life sciences and material sciences. More information can be found at: www.supercoatings.com.
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