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Cautions on Fiber Applications
  1. Don't use Eska™ optical fiber inside the human body, or for any application where it will come into direct contact with food.
  2. When connecting to a very bright light source (such as halogen or metal halide lamps or focused sunlight), use a heat-absorbent glass or appropriate cooling device to prevent temperature increases. Make sure to use the fiber within its specified operating temperature range.
  3. When installing Eska™ optical fiber, follow all applicable laws and regulations of the country or region in which it will be used.
Cautions Regarding Usage and
Storage Environment Conditions

Eska™ optical fiber is flammable. Make sure to use and store it only within the specified temperature range for each type.

  1. Don't use Eska™ optical fiber near open flame.
  2. Don't use the fiber in a location where there is a lot of dirt or dust. If the end of the optical fiber becomes contaminated with dust or dirt, it can reduce the fiber's optical transmission characteristics. If the fiber is exposed to very strong light, dust or dirt could heat up and deform the end of the optical fiber or cause it to melt or ignite.
  3. Place any unused Eska™ optical fibers in a secure storage container
Cautions Regarding Solvents and Chemicals
  1. To clean Eska™ optical fiber, use water or a diluted neutral detergent. If another type of detergent has been used, be sure to rinse it off completely with clean water.
  2. Select bonding adhesives by performing adequate application testing before usage.
  3. The surface of Eska™ optical fiber must be cleaned of all solvents and oils before bonding. Failure to do so could result in adverse effects to its optical and mechanical characteristics. (IFO has suitable epoxies and cleaning supplies available.)
Cautions for Disposal
  1. Make sure to have an appropriate industrial waste processing company (one with furnace facilities that can process hydrogen fluoride gas and hydrogen chloride gas) dispose of any extraneous Eska™ optical fiber. If you dispose of the optical fiber on your own, it is imperative that you follow applicable laws of your country or region.
  2. Burning Eska™ optical fibers will produce a corrosive and toxic hydrogen fluoride gas, and burning the vinyl chloride insulation cables will produce corrosive and toxic hydrogen chloride gas.