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Plastic fiber-optic patch cords on the rise

Radiation and EMI resistance, light weight and flexibility spur broadening adoption in the home, office and automotive fields.

China suppliers of fiber-optic patch cords are boosting their selections of plastic types, leveraging increasing use in short-range links in access networks in home, office and automotive applications. They utilize PC, PMMA and PC as core materials, which have advantages in weight, flexibility, and resistance to radiation, EMI, impact and environmental factors such as moisture and corrosion. In addition, businesses emphasize lower prices compared with conventional configurations in the same class. The local subcategory continues to grow, with sales projected to hit $9 billion in 2015 from $3.2 billion in 2012, according to the China Optics & Optoelectronics Manufacturers Association.

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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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