Mastergel Filling Compound for Fiber Optic Cable

MasterChem Solutions manufactures, sells and distributes a full line of fiber optic filling compounds under the Mastergel trade name. All Mastergel compounds are based on synthetic oils and are:

  • Homogeneous
  • Thixotropic
  • Non-Hygroscopic
  • Electrically Non-Conductive
  • Free of Air Bubbles
  • Translucent
  • Hydrophobic
  • Non-Nutritive to Fungus
  • Non-Toxic, Dermatologically Safe

CUSTOM FILLING COMPOUNDS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS

Custom versions of Mastergel can be formulated to meet your unique specifications. Using your engineering design requirements and desired processing parameters, MasterChem Solutions can design and manufacture a product that precisely suits your needs. Also ask about the various standard versions of Mastergel we have available.

BENEFITS OF MASTERGEL

  • Takes advantage of proprietary formulation and manufacturing technology to produce a state-of-the-art material at a lower cost per unit volume than competitive products
  • Designed to pass the BELLCORE and REA 80°C drip test, while maintaining a low degree of stiffness and allowing high processing speeds
  • Allows you to broaden the processing window while maintaining low attenuation at or below -40°C
  • Allows you to maintain consistently low levels of excess fiber length

SUBSTRATE COMPATIBILITY

Mastergel compounds are compatible with a variety of substrates, including but not limited to:

  • PBT
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • and other cable grade polymers

Tests have proven Mastergel to be more compatible with polypropylene than any other fiber optic cable filling compound. And Mastergel can be used in a variety of cable designs, including:

  • Loose Tube
  • OPGW
  • Submarine
  • Ribbon Cable

Standard Mastergel Fiber Optic Cable Filling Compound for Loose Tube Designs

PropertyTest Method/ConditionsSpecification

Viscosity (C&P) Brookfield HBDV-II+, Cone 52, 10 rpm, 20 sec-1, 25°C 22,000 – 32,000 cps
Density Fisher Scientific grease pycnometer 0.87 – 0.91 g/cm3
Cone Penetration ASTM D217, -40°C 200 – 210 dmm
Oxidative Induction Time BELLCORE GR-20-CORE at 200°C >50 min.
Compound Flow (Drip) Test 80°C, Loose tube design PASS

One Example of Mastergel Fiber Optic Cable Filling Compound for Ribbon Cable Designs

PropertyTest Method/ConditionsSpecification

Viscosity (C&P) Brookfield HBDV-II+, Cone 52, 10 rpm, 20 sec-1, 25°C 35,000 – 45,000 cps
Density Fisher Scientific grease pycnometer 0.87 – 0.91 g/cm3
Cone Penetration ASTM D217, -40°C 200 – 210 dmm
Oxidative Induction Time BELLCORE GR-20-CORE at 200°C >50 min.
Compound Flow (Drip) Test 80°C, Loose tube design PASS

Above specifications for the ribbon cable design compound are presented for illustrative purposes only. We can reformulate a current product or design a new one based on your specifications and we will work closely with you and your staff to assure the product passes tests that are critical for your manufacturing process.

To learn more about our ability to formulate products to your distinct requirements, as well as our existing product line, contact Richard Favreau, General Manager, at 800/241-8819 or rfavreau@masterchemsolutions.com

Disclaimer of Warranties: MasterChem Solutions expressly disclaims all warranties, either expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or from course of dealing or usage of trade.

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Areas Covered

We provide a range of Mastergel Filling Compounds for Fiber Optic Cable, Cable Compounds, Waterbased and Hot Melt Adhesives, Cleaners and Hot Melt Purge, Industrial Coatings, Laundry Sizing / Starch and Toll Manufacturing to many companies worldwide, especially in the Southeastern US including Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Gainesville, Columbus, Albany, Valdosta, Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, New Orleans, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami.