Freeform Ribbon™ Technology

Freeform Ribbon™

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s Freeform Ribbon™ allows for dense fiber packing and a small cable diameter with a non-preferential bend axis thereby increasing density in space-constrained applications. Sumitomo Electric’s patented pliable Freeform Ribbon™ construction is designed to both pack densely in small form factor cables while still being capable to transform quickly, by hand ONLY, to splice-ready form similar to standard ribbon for fast and easy 12ct ribbon splicing (for both in-line and fusion splice-on connector splicing applications). So whether constructing high fiber count cables such as 1728 and 3456 to fit into existing 1.5” and 2” duct or smaller and easy to terminate interconnect cables the Freeform Ribbon™ is the central component to achieve both.

  • Allows for Dense Fiber Packaging and Smaller Cable Diameters
  • Compatible with SEL’s fusion splicers, Splice-On Connectors and Hardware
  • Ideal for higher density in space-constrained applications
  • Color-Coded Optical Fibers for Quick and
    Easy Identification