Fiberguide Features Polyimide Coated Optical Fibers at SPIE


Coating protects fibers in extreme environmental, mechanical and thermal conditions

Stirling, N.J. (June 26, 2009) - Fiberguide Industries will feature its full line of standard optical fibers with polyimide coating at the SPIE Optics + Photonics show. Demonstrations of the high performance coating will be available at the company's booth, # 709, from August 2 - 6 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

While conventional coatings such as acrylate, nylon and Tefzel® begin to deteriorate between 100ºC and 250ºC, Fiberguide's polyimide coating/ buffer can withstand operating temperatures up to 400ºC (300ºC continuous). The rugged fiber is ideal for oil and gas, aerospace, sensors, defense, medical and security applications requiring high temperature resistance.

Additionally, Fiberguide's unique process of applying the coating results in a fiber of significantly reduced cross-sectional area. This low profile characteristic is optimal for use in bundles and supports spectral transmission from 160nm to 2500nm.

For additional information on these and other Fiberguide products and services, visit the company's booth at SPIE, contact Fiberguide Corporate at 908-647-6601, email info@fiberguide.com or visit www.fiberguide.com.

Fiberguide Industries, Inc. manufactures a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission fibers, OEM assemblies and ultra precision arrays. The company is a part of the global Halma technology group, which also includes photonics specialists Ocean Optics (www.oceanoptics.com), a leader in spectroscopy and optical thin films; and Labsphere (www.labsphere.com), a recognized expert in the light metrology field. FDA registered as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer, Fiberguide's corporate and optical fiber manufacturing facilities are located in Stirling, New Jersey, with a manufacturing/assembly facility in Caldwell, Idaho.

Enquiries to:

Konrad Lisi

Fiberguide Industries

1 Bay Street

Stirling, NJ 07980 USA

Tel: +1 908.647.6601

Fax: +1 908.647.8464

E-mail: info@fiberguide.com

Website: www.fiberguide.com

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