Discover Perfectly Clean

Insights Blog

News & information from our Critical Cleaning Experts
Solving a Sticky Situation with Wet-to-Dry Fiber End Face Cleaning
December 12, 2022
Fiber experts agree that many fiber network connectivity problems are caused by dust contamination. Although a speck of dust is typically just microns in size, and only visible with a magnification inspection scope, it still interferes with the network’s light path as it passes between two mated end faces. The light signal weakens, slows down the network speed or results in unacceptable data transmission losses. This often requires expensive and disruptive emergency rollbacks to troubleshoot and remove the contamination.
A Job Half Done is as Good as None
November 21, 2022
No one wants a half-painted house, half a haircut or a half-repaired tire…well you get the point. It’s the same for fiber optic end face cleaning. It’s important to clean the ENTIRE end face to ensure optimum network speeds and performance. Otherwise, contaminants can migrate from the outer regions of the end face and into the core, right where it can block the optical signal.
Sticklers™ Pro 360™ Touchless Cleaner Changes the Way You Clean End Faces Forever
September 19, 2022
The new Sticklers™ Pro 360™ Touchless Cleaner is the future of high-performance fiber optic end face cleaning. This revolutionary tool quickly and completely cleans dust, oils and other contaminants across the entire end face of both male and female connector ends.
Something Exciting is Coming
August 24, 2022
After extensive research and development, Sticklers™ will unveil a new fiber cleaning tool at three major fiber industry events this Fall, ECOC 2022 in Switzerland, the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in the United States and Data Centre World in Singapore.
Fiber End Face Cleaning: 3 Best Practices
July 07, 2022
For modern fiber optic networks to handle the huge amount of data and high speeds everybody demands, it's critical that a fiber end faces are perfectly clean before installation or during any maintenance. It's important for technicians to know exactly how to correctly handle and clean fiber end faces and what methods to use (or not use). Here are a few basics to get you started.