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Sustainable Water-Blocking Gel for Fiber Optics Wire & Cable

Craig Shell, who is Senior Account/ Product Manager–UNIGEL/UNITAPE, for M. Holland Company,
Northbrook, IL, USA, reports that M. Holland Company, a distributor of UNIGEL and UNITAPE
products in the USA, recently introduced a new water-blocking gel for fiber optic and wire and cable
UNIGEL’s new UNILITE PP water blocking gel is more sustainable than traditional gel products.
And it is specifically designed to improve compatibility to polypropylene (such as in buffer tube
The UNILITE PP gel delivered results with a percentage mass gain of 3.6% during a submersion test
of polypropylene (Borealis PP1121 tested).
In addition to this improved compatibility, the gel’s foundation is made of a natural, bio-based oil, a
more sustainable solution to the higher levels of compatibility required. – Read full article in the digital edition

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