Optical fiber cable provided with stabilized waterblocking material

  • US 5,285,513 A
  • Filed: 11/30/1992
  • Issued: 02/08/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An optical fiber cable, which comprises:

  • a core comprising at least one optical fiber transmission medium;

    a sheath system which is disposed about said core; and

    a filling composition of matter which is disposed about the transmission medium in said core, said filling composition of matter comprising a hydrocarbon, a block copolymer, a colloidal filler and an antioxidant system which includes a hindered phenol sulfide in combination with a metal deactivator selected from the group consisting of dialkyldithiophosphates and diaryldithiophosphates.

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