Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Fiberguide Industries
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:00 AM IST (04:30 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services; Technology; Healthcare
Fiberguide’s Plastic Clad Silica Fibres Offer Excellent UV and Infrared Transmission
Low and Standard OH Fibres Feature Plastic Cladding to Prevent Fibre Breakage
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 — (Business Wire India) — For medical, scientific and military applications, Fiberguide Industries offers a full line of low and standard hydroxyl concentration (OH) plastic coated silica fibres. The AnhydroguideT and SuperguideT are low cost optical fibres that provide superior UV and infrared transmissions.
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Fiberguide’s Anhydroguide fibre is constructed of a pure fused silica core, made by reacting silicon tetrachloride with oxygen using a plasma arc. This ensures a low residual OH for excellent infrared transmission. Superguide’s silica core is constructed in the same manner, only with an oxy-hydrogen flame instead of a plasma arc, which maximizes the fibre’s UV transmission properties.
Both fibres feature plastic cladding to protect the fibre during buffer stripping and prevent breakage, while increasing fibre strength and reducing static fatigue in humid environments. Fibres offer exceptional transmission in tight bends, with a high core-to-clad ratio and numerical aperture of 0.37. All materials used in construction are certified by NAMSA to USP Class VI for non-toxicity and biocompatibility.
Fiberguide Industries, Inc. manufactures a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission fibres and ultra precision arrays. The company is a subsidiary of the global technology group Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), 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. Registered by the United States Food and Drug Administration(FDA) as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer, Fiberguide’s corporate and optical fibre manufacturing facilities are located in Stirling, New Jersey, with a manufacturing/assembly facility in Caldwell, Idaho.
Halma p.l.c. is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. A public company listed on the London Stock Exchange, it has over 3600 employees in over 40 subsidiaries worldwide with a total turnover of over US$780m (2008). Halma’s subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s thriving economy in areas such as manufacturing, energy, water and waste treatment, the environment, construction, transport and health.
Halma recently opened a Hub office in Mumbai. For further news about Halma in India and to subscribe to the Halma India RSS News Feed please visit our blog at: http://halmapr.com/news/india/.
Fiberguide head office contact details:
1 Bay Street
Stirling, NJ 07980
Phone: 908-647-6601; Fax: 908-647-8464
E-mail: [email protected]
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