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Ocean Optics
Worldwide Headquarters
Largo, Florida, USA

+1 727-733-2447

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Sales, Service
& Support Facility
Duiven, The Netherlands

+31 26-319-0500
+33 442-386-588

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Ocean Optics GmbH Sales,
Service & Support Facility
Ostfildern, Germany

+49 711-34-16-96-0

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Sales Support
for the
United Kingdom

+44 1865-819922

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Sales, Service
& Support Facilities
Shanghai, PRC – Beijing, PRC

+86 21-6295-6600

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The fiber assembly jacketing is designed to protect the fiber and provide strain relief, but we have options that can do so much more. Tell us about the environment and application in which the fiber assembly will be used and we’ll help you to select the best jacketing material for the assembly.

Jacket Description Outer Diameter Chemical Resistance Steam Sterilizable Temperature Limit Mechanical Tolerance Maximum Length
PVC monocoilpvc monocoil PVC covering stainless steel monocoil; OEM applications only 3.4 mm Poor No 70°C Good 6 m
PVDF zip tube ziptube Best for budget-conscious applications; standard in lab-grade assemblies 3.8 mm Poor No 100°C Good 50 m
PVDF zip tube (large OD)ziptube Best for budget-conscious applications; larger in diameter than jacket #2 5.0 mm Poor No 100°C Good 50 m
Silicone Monocoil siliconemonocoil High-end jacketing; standard in premium-grade assemblies (silicone covering stainless steel monocoil) 5.6 mm Good Yes 250°C Good 20 m
Stainless-steel BX stainlesssteelbx OEM applications only; optional polyolefin heatshrink overcoat 5.0 mm Good Yes 250°C Poor 4 m
Stainless-steel fully interlocked BX stainlesssteelbxinter Excellent stainless steel jacketing; supports longer lengths of fiber; optional polyolefin heatshrink overcoat 7.0 mm Good Yes 250°C Excellent 40 m