Significance and Use
The lists of components and materials are useful in enhancing the user's understanding of the technology and construction of fiber-optics cables and the development of performance standards for cables.
This guide is intended for use by all parties involved with fiber optics: materials suppliers, cable manufacturers, and end-users.
1.1 This guide is intended to provide a list of materials commonly used in components that provide insulation, jacketing and strength in fiber-optic cables. Where these materials are covered by ASTM standards, an appropriate reference is made. Due to changing technology, not all materials being used are necessarily listed here.
1.2 This guide does not include materials used in components for optical purposes (optical fiber and its coating) or external metallic armoring (such as for a barrier to rodents).
1.3 This guide offers two general lists of materials:
1.3.1 A subdivision of fiber-optic cable construction into components that are used for insulation, jacketing, or strength, with a generic material classification for specific applications in each component (see Section 5); and
1.3.2 An alphabetical list of the generic material classifications, showing ASTM standards where they exist (see Table 1).
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D2116 Specification for FEP-Fluorocarbon Molding and Extrusion Materials
D2287 Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
D2526 Specification for Ozone-Resisting Silicone Rubber Insulation for Wire and Cable
D3159 Specification for Modified ETFE-Fluoropolymer Molding and Extrusion Materials
D3222 Specification for Unmodified Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF) Molding Extrusion and Coating Materials
D3275 Classification System for E-CTFE-Fluoroplastic Molding, Extrusion, and Coating Materials
D3307 Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)-Fluorocarbon Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
D3664 Specification for Biaxially Oriented Polymeric Resin Film for Capacitors in Electrical Equipment
D3935 Specification for Polycarbonate (PC) Unfilled and Reinforced Material
D4066 Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
D4101 Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
D4246 Specification for Ozone-Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Insulation For Wire and Cable, 90 C Operation
D4507 Specification for Thermoplastic Polyester (TPES) Materials
D4730 Specification for Flooding Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
D4731 Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
D4732 Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
acrylates; aramids; fluoroplastics; glass fibers; glass-fibers reinforced plastics; grease and similar materials; nylon; polybutylene; polycarbonate; polyester tape; polyethylene; polyimide tape; polypropylene; polyurethane; poly(vinyl chloride); rubber; silicone rubber; steel; thermoplastic elastomer; thermoplastic polyester
; Coaxial cable construction; Composite buffers; Electrical insulating solids; Fiber-optic cable; Filling/flooding compounds; Inner jackets; Insulated wire and cable jacket; Loose tubes; Outside jackets; Plastic pipe/tubing/fittings; Ribbons; Sheaths/sheathing; Slotted cores; Strength--electrical/alectronic materials/applications; Strength--insulation applications; Tight buffers; Wrapping tapes ;
ICS Number Code 33.180.01 (Fibre optic systems in general); 33.180.10 (Fibres and cables)
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