Communications

Borosilicate Glass Suppliers for the Communications Industry

Advanced glass materials, such as borosilicate glass, have found a wide array of uses within the telecommunications industry. Elan Technology’s Alkali Barium Borosilicate and Alkali Borosilicate glass materials, such as Elan 14 and Elan 19, are used in any communications application that requires sturdy glass to metal hermetic sealing such as insulators, satellites, timing devices, microwave packages, and diodes. The most famous application of glass materials and components is fiber optic communications networks, which use the conveyance of light particles to convey information over vast distances in a short amount of time. Fiber optic networks require flexible materials that are able to transmit fine light particles under high powered conditions without corroding or breaking from wear over time.


Elan 14

Density: 2.12/2.20

Coefficient of Expansion: 47.5

Comments:
Corning 7052 & Kimble EN-1 Substitute

Common Uses:
Matched seals with Tungsten or Kovar

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Elan 19

Density: 2.12/2.22

Coefficient of Expansion: 57

Comments:
Kimble IN-3 Substitute

Common Uses:
Matched seals with Molybdenum, Kovar or 42% Nickel Iron Alloy

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Optics and other communication applications also require soft glass materials where compression sealing and hermetic seals are required. Typical soft glasses are Soda Lime glass and Alkali Barium glass. Elan’s proprietary soft glass materials include Elan 13, Elan 26, Elan 48 and Elan 82. These glass materials allow easy sealing to stainless steal for compression sealing in an environment that requires precision and durability over time.
Borosilicate Glass Applications in the Communications Industry

Elan Technology has operated as one of the leading U.S. glass manufacturers for over 70 years, and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver high quality precision glass materials to our customers. We are happy to work with our clients to meet their needs efficiently and quickly. Contact us today so we can show you how our advanced ceramic and glass materials manufacturing firm can meet your company’s goals.


Elan 13

Density: 2.48/2.60

Coefficient of Expansion: 89

Dielectric Constant: 5.6

Comments:
Corning 9013 Substitute

Common Uses:
Feedthroughs, headers and hermetic seals with No. 4 Alloy or No. 52 Alloy

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Elan 26

Density: 2.38/2.50

Coefficient of Expansion: 89

Dielectric Constant: 5.5

Comments:
Compressor Sealing Glass

Common Uses:
Soft glass for compression seals with Dumet

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Elan 48

Density: 2.50/2.65

Coefficient of Expansion: 90

Dielectric Constant: 7.7

Comments:
Fusite T Substitute

Common Uses:
Compression seals, commonly with Cold Rolled Steel or Stainless Steel Housing

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Elan 82

Density: 2.36/2.44

Coefficient of Expansion: 93

Comments:
Kimble R-6 Substitute

Common Uses:
Matched seals with No. 4 Alloy or No. 52 Alloy

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