Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Rod is used as a strengthening member in optical fibre cables. The strengthening members give excellent tensile strength while retaining a high degree of stiffness, avoiding cable buckling over its entire life.
Crestoffers resins for this application in the following different systems.
Crest offers modified acrylic resin, which can be cured thermally. The resin is designed to provide high line speed. FRP rods made by this resin provide excellent mechanical properties, good chemical resistance complemented by a superior surface finish.
Crest offers a variety of UV curable resin (ULTRA series) for the manufacturing of strengthening members used in optical fibres. It can be cured by UV light, allowing enhanced speeds. These resins offer optimum surface hardness coupled with water resistance.