Fiber Optic Cable

Water blocking yarn expert

Serving cable manufacturers for many years, Artofil has become the water blocking yarn expert. Offering the widest range of water blocking yarn and swellable yarn available in the market,we are a one-stop shop for our customers. Artofil swellable yarn offers the most cost effective water blocking of cables in both fresh and saltwater.

Artofil’s water swellable spun yarn and UV-cured coated multifilaments are well accepted products in the design of dry-dry optical fiber cables to prevent moisture ingress and waterpenetration. They are 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 their cable designs.

Water blocking coated yarn

Artofil’s water blocking coated multifilaments are particle free and offer outstanding water blocking capabilities with high strength which makes them the excellent choice in optical and fine dry cable designs. Artofil water swellable yarn is cost effective and has excellent properties for swellable binders, swellable fillers and tube thread:

  • High water absorption capacity
  • Low shrinkage
  • Good performance in saline-based fluids
  • Clean, particle free and no dust, no lumps
  • Flame retardant

Water swellable thread

Artofil’s water blocking spun yarn offers both high yield and high water absorption. Artofil swellable thread is mostly applied in loose tubes as fillers or tube thread. Properties:
Excellent water absorption capabilities

  • Best performance in salt water
  • Unique gel strength
  • Clean, no lumps
  • Splice less
  • Proven long-term stability
  • High yield ratio

Water blocking coating: Blockcoat®

Blockcoat® provides optical fibers or ribbons with a dry water blocking functionality in cable tubes without the need for gels or yarns. It is especially suited as a dry solution for micro cables, loose tubes and high density cable designs used in outdoor and outdoor/indoor environments to meet European CPR regulations.

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Most cost effective solution to water block cables

Artofil yarn is tailor made to cable design and is most cost effective to water block cables.