WEB EXCLUSIVE: Specialized grades of Ultem polyetherimide thermoplastic have been developed by SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., to aid in development of one-piece fiber-optic connectors to replace more expensive and complex multi-part connectors. These transparent materials can be precisely tailored to specific wavelengths and offer attenuation control, very high heat resistance, and dimensional stability for accurate fiber alignment. One-piece designs that include the lens reportedly can reduce connector cost by up to 20%. Tailored, more accurate attenuation through the use of custom coloring also is said to improve overall manufacturing yield. (800) 845-0600 • sabic-ip.com
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