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Polymers Market Industry review and forecasts 2019-2027

by Anagha Kulkarni  Aug 10, 2019 A polymer is a large molecule, which consists of a number of repeated subunits known as monomers. Polymers are of two types, namely synthetic and natural. Natural polymers are made of natural substances such as rubber, resins, and...

Fiber Optics Market Size, Share and Trends 2019

This report on the Fiber Optics market gives a thorough analysis of the size, share, demand, growth, gross profits, earnings, and revenue of the industry. This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2019 -- It evaluates the...

Three Myths of Fiber Cleaning

May/June 2019   - Reprinted By Jay Tourigny  |  MicroCare Corporation Here’s what’s not a myth: Keeping fiber clean is critical to the long-term reliability of a network. The world’s need for greater connectivity continues to grow. The demand is voracious...

UC-8039 Crimper with Fiber Optic Die announced

Jonard Tools designed the UC-8039 - Crimper with Fiber Optic Die for use with FC, ST, SC, LC, SMA, and MT-RJ connectors. Made for crimping fiber optic connector collars, this crimper features the following: Ratcheting handle makes it easy to use with minimal closing...

AFL Showcasing new TAPLINK™ Connectors at SEE Trade Show

Spartanburg, SC – June 19, 2019 – AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, is exhibiting at the SEE 2019 Annual Conference being held June 26-28 and showcasing its new TAPLINK Wedge Connectors along with Swage Grounding...

AFL Releases TAPLINK™ Distribution Connectors for Conductors

Spartanburg, SC – June 17, 2019 – AFL, a manufacturer of transmission, substation and distribution accessories, plus fiber optic cable, connectivity and equipment, is launching a new family of TAPLINK wedge connectors. Used to tap a conductor to a main line...

AFL’s Test & Inspection Division Relocates to Westford

Westford, MA and Spartanburg, SC – June 12, 2019 – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, accessories and equipment, announces that its Test and Inspection Division expanded and relocated from the Lowell, MA office to Westford, MA, allowing AFL to...

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Standards for optical cable assembly manufacturers

Standards for optical cable assembly manufacturers

Hundreds of standards specify the characteristics and procedures for making and using fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies. Many of these standards are for the end-users – organizations that build and operate optical networks and other fiber-based systems. For...

Covid-19 and fiber optic cable assemblies

Covid-19 and fiber optic cable assemblies

The spread the Covid-19 pandemic has a direct effect on the fiber optic and cable assembly industries.
The first impact is near-term: how much will travel restrictions and government-mandated – and temporary – business shutdowns affect assembly manufacturers. The second is longer-term: how much an economic downturn or recession will affect demand for optical cable assemblies. In the latter case, US unemployment is spiking up, consumer spending is plummeting, and economists are openly discussing the likelihood or the potential duration of a recession.

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