Heat-Shrink Oven enables shrink times of less than 20 sec.

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Utilizing radiant heating technology, Heat Shrink Oven rapidly shrinks heat-shrink splice protectors ranging from single-fiber to 12-fiber ribbon. Heat radiation is emitted from heating element onto elliptical mirror where fiber with heat-shrink installed is placed in focal point. LED status display indicates heating, cooling, and time for removal. Oven is available as stand-alone unit as well as with OptiSplice(TM) Premier M90i Fusion Splicer and X77 14K Series Fusion Splicers.

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Corning Cable Systems Introduces Fast Heat-Shrink Oven

New oven enables heat-shrink times of less than 20 seconds HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its new fast heat-shrink oven. The oven enables shrink times of 20 seconds or less and uses approximately 50 percent of the energy of standard heat-shrink ovens, thereby increasing splicer battery life. The oven's innovative design utilizes radiant heating technology to rapidly shrink heat-shrink splice protectors. Heat radiation is emitted from a heating element onto an elliptical mirror. The fiber with heat-shrink installed is then place in the focal point of the mirror. The result is a faster, more energy efficient process. The heat-shrink oven is available with Corning Cable Systems OptiSplice(TM) Premier M90i Fusion Splicer and the X77 14K Series Fusion Splicers, and is also available as a stand-alone unit. The oven is designed for installation of common single-fiber and up to 12-fiber ribbon heat-shrink splice protectors. Corning Cable Systems' fast heat-shrink oven features fully automated software control from the OptiSplice Premier M90i Fusion Splicer and X77 14K Fusion Splicers, and manual control is available for stand-alone operation for use with any fusion splicer. A light emitting diode (LED) status display indicates heating, cooling and time for removal. The oven enables total splice cycle times of less than 45 seconds when used in conjunction with the OptiSplice Premier M90i or X77 14K Series Fusion Splicers (splice plus heat-shrink time). For more information on the heat-shrink oven, or for additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/cablesystems. About Corning Incorporated Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is a diversified technology company that concentrates its efforts on high-impact growth opportunities. Corning combines its expertise in specialty glass, ceramic materials, polymers and the manipulation of the properties of light, with strong process and manufacturing capabilities to develop, engineer and commercialize significant innovative products for the telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, semiconductor and life sciences industries. Corning Communications Contact: Lisa A. Burns (607) 974-4989 burnsla@corning.com

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