Patent Number: 6,167,178

Title: Plenum rated fiber optic cables

Abstract: A fiber optic cable suitable for use in plenum applications comprising at least one optical fiber having a buffer layer formed of a flame retarded polyolefin material, a layer of strength members, and a cable jacket surrounding the optical fiber and in contact with at least some of the strength members. The flame retarded polyolefin can be selected from the group consisting of a flame retarded polyethylene, a flame retarded polypropylene, and blends thereof. Cables made according to the present invention are suitable for use in plenums of buildings, and are designed to meet mechanical and environmental requirements.

Inventors: Nave; Samuel D. (Conover, NC)

Assignee: Siecor Operations, LLC

International Classification: G02B 6/44 (20060101); G02B 006/44 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017