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QUESTION:  

What are COATED flock pile pads and are there multiple choices for them?

 

ANSWER: 

Note that COATED flock pile pads have a chemical deposition on the fibers. The chemical choices for Angstrom coated flock pile pads are:

  • Aluminum oxide
  • Cerium oxide
  • Silicon carbide
  • Silicon dioxide

Activated by water, each chemical reacts differently with different materials and has a specific function. For example, coated flock pile pads with aluminum oxide and cerium oxide are considered the etchers, because they create the etching effect.

Which coated flock pile pads should you use? As noted above, it depends on the specific MT ferrules you use in your fiber optic cable assembly.

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE:  Using Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) to polish MT ferrules and get repeatable, predictable results

 

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team May 13, 2019

 

 

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