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Chemtronics is the industry leader for fiber optic cleaning products, providing performance, convenience, time savings and cost savings. Cleaning fiber optic connectors is fast, easy and reliable with our highly engineered solvents, lint-free swabs, precision wipes, and cleaning platforms.

Importance of Fiber Optic Cleaning

Transmission speeds and data capacities are measured in gigabytes, terabytes, petabytes, and beyond as networks evolve beyond copper to fiber optics. This requires well-trained technicians with effective cleaning processes and materials – the critical first step before test and deployment. A cleaning process must be effective on a wide variety of contamination and across all zones of the end face, or the resulting interference will negatively impact transmission rates and reliability.

Choose Proven Products and Processes

Testing and field experience consistently shows the Combination Cleaning™ process in conjunction with FOCCUS fiber optic cleaning products provide proven effectiveness with maximum repeatability. FOCCUS cleaning platforms, swabs, and kits are available to clean all types of connectors including: SC/LC UPC and APC, OptiFit, MT-Types, e2000, and various expanded beam geometry. Go to page 5 for more details on the Combination Cleaning process.

The Advantages of FOCCUS Fiber Optic Products and Combination Cleaning:

  • Reduce backscattering and reflectance caused by contamination
  • Increase transmission rates
  • Save time & money replacing connectors
  • Improve quality, reduce cost… Increase profit!
QbE Cleaning Platforms QBE fiber optic cleaning platform
Portable, efficient wiping platform for cleaning fiber optic end faces
Fiberwash Fiber Optic Cleaning Pens fiberwash fiber optic cleaning pen
Fast, efficient & easy way to clean fiber optic connectors
FOCCUS CCT Clear Connection Tool CCT Fiber Optic Cleaning Tool
Easy to use tool for fast and effective end-face cleaning of fiber connectors
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Swabs fiber optic swabs
Ideal swabs for cleaning contamination from fiber optic sleeves, backplanes and polishing pucks
Fusion Splice Mirror Cleaning Swabs fusion splice swab
Cleanroom washed fabric formed into a unique swab for fusion mirror cleaning
Electro-Wash PX Degreaser 	Electro-Wash PX
Extra-strength universal cleaner and degreaser safe for use on plastics
Electro-Wash MX Presaturated Wipe Electro-Wash MX Presaturated Wipe
Extra-strength plastic safe universal cleaner with moderate evaporation time
FOCCUS FTTH Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits Fiber Optic Construction Kit
Fiber Optic Construction Kit for end face cleaning and fusion splice prep
FOCCUS I & M Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit I & M Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit
Fiber optic installation and maintenance cleaning kits for 2.5mm connections
FOCCUS Transportable I & M Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit cfk1013
Transportable fiber optic installation and maintenance cleaning kits for 2.5mm connections
FOCCUS Compact Cleaning Kit CCK1
Convenient on-site fiber optic cleaning kit
Ribbon Matrix Removal Kit cfk2000
Quickly strip matrix from fiber optic ribbon cable

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