Fiber Optic Cable

Artofil’s waterswellable fine spun yarn and UV-cured coated multifilaments are well known and accepted products in the design of dry-dry optical fiber cables to prevent cables from moisture ingress and waterpenetration to be able to meet the international cable standards.
Fiber Optic Cable manufacturers across the globe choose Artofil water blocking (low shrinkage) binders, fillers and tube thread to water block Loose Tube, Ribbon, Central Tube and Drop cables.

Standard range:

Our waterswellable fine spun yarn are ranging from 286dtex to 2.150dtex.
Waterswellable flat coated multifilaments are ranging from 833dtex to 5.500dtex.

Waterblocking Coated Multifilaments

Artofil’s Waterblocking Coated Multifilaments are absolute particle free and offer outstanding water blocking capabilities which makes them the excellent choice in optical and fine cable designs to offer a total dry solution. It is the best cost efficient waterblocking solution and has excellent properties:

  • Unique water absorption capacity per length
  • Good performance in saline-based fluids
  • Flame retardant
  • Clean, particle free, no lumps
  • Highest yield ratio, long continuous length
  • Low shrinkage

Waterblocking Spun Yarn

Artofil’s fine Waterblocking Spun Yarn combine the best design properties of strength and water absorption capabilities. The X-range yarn are mostly applied in loose tubes as fillers or tube thread. Properties:

  • Excellent water absorption capabilities
  • Best performance in salt water
  • Unique gel strength
  • Clean, particle- and dust free, no lumps
  • Splice less
  • Proven long-term stability
  • High yield ratio

Tailor made to the highest requirements

Serving cable manufacturers for many years, Artofil has become the water blocking yarn expert. Offering the widest range of water blocking and swellable yarn available in the market we act as a one-stop shop for our customers. Artofil yarn is tailor made to each cable design and offers the most cost effective water blocking solution. Constantly developing new technologies, Artofil has acquired several patents on water blocking yarn.

Our yarn meets the highest standards and requirements in the industry and have been tested in numerous cable designs according (inter)national and private standards such as IEC and GR20. Not only used to water block cables in fresh water but also in saltwater for subsea applications.