OFC 2023

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego CA, United States

5 - 9 Mar 2023



SABIC to showcase at OFC 2023 new near-IR transparent thermo-optical resins for potential use in optical components to help enhance bandwidth and energy efficiency

Optical interconnect lens designed and produced by Nalux Co., LTD, is made with SABIC’s new ultra-high-heat, near-infrared (IR)-transparent EXTEM™ RH1016UCL resin, which is a 2023 Edison Award finalist in the Next Generation Manufacturing category.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will highlight at Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference 2023 (Booth #5748) several specialized, high-heat thermoplastics that can facilitate the adoption of cutting-edge optical technologies. Featuring design flexibility, exceptional performance and high-volume processing capabilities, the company’s EXTEM™ and ULTEM™ thermo-optical resins may help the industry transition to co-packaged optics and single-mode fiber optic systems that help to enhance data center bandwidth capacity and energy efficiency. These resins offer near-infrared (IR) transparency, ultra-high-temperature resistance to better withstand reflow soldering, dimensional stability for complex, high-precision parts and mass production capability.