Mass production for telecommunication industry
Pultron supplied around one-third of the global supply of optic fiber cable core during the ’90s which culminated in over 100,000 kilometers of optic fiber cable.
In the early-90s, Pultron was asked by a leading telecommunications supply company in the USA to develop the strength member for optic fiber cable to replace copper cabling. This required mass production of small diameter rods at high tolerances with:
- ultra-high tensile strength
- splicing technology to join cables to over 100km length projects.
Pultron developed a cable that had a tensile strength of over 1600MPa and developed a urethane acrylate resin technology for high-speed production. In addition, the engineering team developed GFRP splicing technology for cables.