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Cleaning Products

Why is cleaning important? To assure high speed internet and network transmissions without signal loss, the best practice has evolved to clean a connection each and every time it is disconnected or tested. Soiled connections create signal distortion or loss; can cause reflectance of the signal; give false readings to test equipment; have been reported to be as high as 70% of network transmission “problems”.

The Combination Cleaning process (CCp™) is a cleaning process developed by ITW Chemtronics® for fiber optic connector cleaning. Chemtronics called on its 48 years of precision cleaning experience and proven record of cleaning chemistry innovation to devise the best cleaning process currently available for fiber optic connector cleaning. The process combines both core competencies at Chemtronics — precision solvent blends and cleanroom wipes — and employs them in a ‘wet-to-dry’ cleaning technique. In one motion, the solvent breaks the soils’ bond to the surface and the wipe pulls the soil away from the fiber optic connector. The procedure is reliable and repeatable for both highly skilled or inexperienced crafts persons. The cost per cleaning is reduced, encouraging cleaning of each connection to assure high quality transmissions for FTTH, Central Office, WAN/LAN Network, and OEM applications. 

CCp™ is a significant advancement in the method of cleaning all types of fiber optic connectors because it efficiently removes virtually all types of soils.

ITW Chemtronics Product Range of Cleaning Products includes Fiber Optic Kits for FTTX cleaning, Installation & Maintenance Cleaning Kits, End Face Cleaning Kits for CATV, OSP, Datacenter & Enterprise; Fusion Splice Preparation and Equipment Maintenance Kits; QbE® Fiber Optic Cleaning Platforms, Electro-Wash® PX Fiber Optics Cleaners, p-QbE® Pocket Fiber Optic Cleaning Systems, Fiber-Wash™ and Electro-Wash® Cleaning Pens; Swabs for Cleaning Fiber Environment.

The Combination Cleaning process - Effective, Reliable and Cost-Efficient:

  • Using the QbE®, place one wiper on the FiberSafe™ Cleaning Platen.
  • Spray a small amount of Electro-Wash® PX Fiber Optic Cleaner (about 1” in diameter) onto
    one corner of the wipe.
  • Hold the end face at 90 Degrees. Adjust for an APC connection by slightly tilting the container or and face. The angle is correct when no drag is felt on the end face.
  • Draw the end face from the wet part to the dry part of the wipe three times. Use gentle pressure, just enough to ensure complete contact between the end face and the wipe.
  • Test your work when possible. Make sure to use a new wipe for each application.

A high quality fiber optic installation starts with the connectors. Clean connections give you faster transmission rates, higher bandwidth and maintenance-free operation. FOCCUS™ brand products from Chemtronics give you the tools you need to quickly clean connectors and ports. Patented technology and proprietary Combination Cleaning™ process give you clean connections the first time, every time.


Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits

Fiber Optic Cleaning Tools

Presaturated Swabs and Wipes