Synthetic base stocks for fiber optic cable gels

Bright yellow fiber optic cable with the end exposed to show all the wires under the jacketing

Gel filling compounds, along with tough cable casings and internal supports, are among the critical ingredients that create a secure environment to protect fiber optic threads from temperature extremes and moisture. SpectraSyn™ Hi Vis PAOSpectraSyn Elite™ mPAO, and SpectraSyn™ Lo Vis PAO perform exceptionally well in fiber optic cable gel applications.

SpectraSyn PAO, with their well-defined molecular weights and structures, can be used to make filling compounds with various additives that remain integral (no separation) at extreme temperatures and are compatible with many types of polymers used in cable fabrication.