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Fiber Optic Center is dedicated to offering the best practices and solutions for manufacturing fiber optic cable assemblies.

Epoxy choices are critical as errors in epoxy processes (mixing, application, and curing schedule) can lead to bond failures and negatively impact long term reliability.

 

FOC helps YOU become more efficient, reduce costs and increase yields.

We provide the highest quality equipment backed with industry-leading technical support and exceptional customer service.  With cutting edge equipment, automation and process controls.

FOC focuses on several areas to ensure industry-leading solutions and best practices including:

  • Product Selection: All Physical Properties, Application Directions and Handling Characteristics (including but not limited to: Working Life and Minimum Cure Schedule need to be evaluated to determine the best product option. Additionally, a complete understanding of each Application is needed including what substrates are to be bonded, what the main purpose of the adhesive is (e.g., alignment, in the optical path, index matching), what strength of bond, hardness of material, and viscosity is needed and if UV or heat cure is planned with the maximum acceptable temperature for cure noted.
  • Storage Best Practices: Room temperature storage, when talking about epoxies and adhesives, is defined differently by manufacturers. Some manufacturers recommend specific ideal room temperatures and others recommend wider ranges. Proper epoxy storage methods and deciphering data sheet handling/storage instructions are areas that FOC provides support in. Crystallization, a natural phenomenon where the epoxy can look cloudy or milky or form crystals, can happen in any epoxy, and for no reason even if stored correctly but information is available to identify and reverse it.
  • Critical Cleanliness Standards: The pot life on epoxy starts the moment the two parts are mixed. This means you need to plan your work, and have everything you need at your fingertips including very clean mixing equipment and any secondary mixing containers, e.g., stainless steel spatulas, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) mix containers that have been final-rinsed with electronic-grade isopropyl alcohol (IPA, <0.5% water), timers, a test-tube rack (or something similar) to hold syringes upright, dispensing equipment reservoirs, positioned to be filled directly and wipes.

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FEATURED PRODUCT

ÅngströmBond® 9123

This low viscosity system produces a very high strength bond for glass, metal, ceramics and most plastics. This epoxy utilizes the most popular chemistries used for terminating connectors. Its very high glass transition temperature allows it to pass the most stringent pistoning specifications. It has excellent temperature cycling capabilities and will with stand high humidity environments.

Hernon Tuffbond 302 FEATURED PRODUCT

HERNON TUFFBOND 302 GENERAL ROOM TEMP CURE EPOXY (50ML)

Hernon Tuffbond 302 is a modified epoxy adhesive that provides a very fast room temperature cure. Tuffbond 302 exhibits very good moisture chemical and heat resistance. This very fast cure epoxy adhesive is specially formulated for rapid in-line assembly of loud speakers. Tuffbond 302 is also recommended for bonding metals, wood, ceramics, etc.

FEATURED PRODUCT

ÅngströmBond® 9123

This low viscosity system produces a very high strength bond for glass, metal, ceramics and most plastics. This epoxy utilizes the most popular chemistries used for terminating connectors. Its very high glass transition temperature allows it to pass the most stringent pistoning specifications. It has excellent temperature cycling capabilities and will with stand high humidity environments.


FEATURED PRODUCT

Hernon Tuffbond 302

HERNON TUFFBOND 302 GENERAL ROOM TEMP CURE EPOXY (50ML)

Hernon Tuffbond 302 is a modified epoxy adhesive that provides a very fast room temperature cure. Tuffbond 302 exhibits very good moisture chemical and heat resistance. This very fast cure epoxy adhesive is specially formulated for rapid in-line assembly of loud speakers. Tuffbond 302 is also recommended for bonding metals, wood, ceramics, etc..

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