Quality Quartz uses special, high grade QQ 319 fused quartz, which offers
impressive, inherent qualities such as durability, dimensional stability
and structural integrity. QQ 319 fused quartz has become the material
of choice for fiber support products.
of Preference & Performance
QQ 319 fused quartz demonstrates the most favorable properties in comparison
to other common industrial materials available. Perhaps one of the most
important is its extremely low coefficient of expansion. This makes
the material particularly useful in critical fiber optic applications,
which require a minimum sensitivity to thermal changes.
As indicated above, QQ 319 fused quartz not only offers the lowest
coefficient of thermal expansion and index of refraction, its properties
match the closest to that of the optical fiber itself. When determining
which fused fiber support to use, the choice is clear - Clear-Strates.
Handling and Cleaning
QQ 319 fused quartz requires proper handling and storage in order
for the material to maintain its innate qualities. Our Clear-Strates
are cleaned and carefully packed at the factory, and should always
be kept covered, in their original container, until ready for use.
They should always be protected from dirt and moisture, which could
effect the purity and performance of the material.
should always be handled with clean, white cotton gloves - NEVER latex
gloves. Human hands should also never handle them since oils and sodium
in the skin will contaminate the material.
the event that Clear-Strates need to be re-cleaned, we
recommend using the following procedure (Remember to always be careful
when handling parts, since the ends may chip if hit up against a hard
Gently place parts into a stainless steel pot.
2. Fill with de-ionized or distilled
water to about 1" over the pieces and add a small amount of
mild degreasing agent.
3. Place pot on a burner with medium
4. Bring up to a medium boil then remove
5. Rinse thoroughly, several times,
with de-ionized or distilled water.
6. Dry in oven at 200° F or rinse
parts in 100% Acetone and allow to air dry.
at Quality Quartz, are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns
involving the proper handling and cleaning of our Clear-Strates.
Please always feel free to contact us.