Jena, Germany--Late last year the j-fiber Group acquired Schott Lithotec's synthetic fused silica technology. The company now says that it has successfully implementaed the synthetic fused silica process to complete a value chain of fiber making, providing its own "SQ" high-purity fused silica to optical fiber, optics and laser or lithography markets.
The company says the acquisition included included burner, annealing and selected machinery for further silica treatment, as well as measurement technology for quality assurance, process documentation material and patents. Successful ramp-up of the process at the facilities of j-fiber subsidiary j-plasma was enabled by key personnel for melting, treatment, processing and quality assurance who came with acquisition.
"The decision to invest in our own fused silica manufacturing processes not only allows us to complete our fiber value chain, it also guarantees that this critical raw material is available to us," stated Lothar Brehm, j-fiber Managing Director.
Under the brand name "SQ," j-fiber now offers fused silica in highest quality with excellent optical properties and different quality grades for use in fiber optics, optics and laser technologies, various technical applications as well as in lithography. j-fiber clients thereby benefit from the company's expertise in manufacturing and marketing optical glass technologies.
For more information visit www.j-fiber.com.