AFL expanded its furcation tubing portfolio to include multiple options of industry-standard tube. These new additions include a cost-effective solution using PVC outer jacket material and polypropylene inner tube. The updated portfolio is designed specifically for use with data center and structured cabling products where there is a requirement to fan out to single fiber connections. Higher-performance material options include PVDF with the lowest coefficient of friction for maximum furcating distance and a Hytrel option for products in a Low Smoke Zero Halogen application. Tubing options are available for traditional single- fiber 250-µm applications, dual-fiber 250-µm applications such as uniboot LC, and single-fiber 900-µm tight buffered applications. All furcation products are designed to exceed Telcordia shrinkage requirements to ensure there are no concerns during the termination and cure process.
Furcation Tubing — AFL
October 2, 2019