Fibre Optic Lapping Film

Fibre optic lapping film is an abrasive consumable used during the processing and polishing of fibre optic connectors. The film is produced in sheet form, and the base is typically made of polyester substrate.

Fibre optic lapping film is coated with a precision abrasive like aluminium oxide, diamond, silicon carbide, silicon oxide or cerium oxide. The adhesive backing may be pressure sensitive or non-pressure sensitive.

What is fibre optic lapping film used for?

Fibre optic lapping film is used to provide a smooth, consistent finish to the tips (ferrules) of the optical fibre connectors which improve the transmission of light and signal particles.

These lapping films are custom accessories used in the telecommunications market for instance with fibre optic machinery.

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ypes of fibre optic lapping films

Fibre optic lapping films are categorised by their mineral adhesive, for instance, foil, diamond silicone among others. This lapping film is available in various diameters with different grades or grit ranges dependent on the size and specifications of the fibre optic connectors to be polished. Fibre optic lapping films are available in a range of colours.


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Description Price Colour Grit Size Abrasive Material Length Width
RS Stock No. 777-7031
Mfr. Part No.60070002369
Brand3M
£2.441
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White 0.3µm Aluminium Oxide 8-1/2in 11in
RS Stock No. 777-7044
Mfr. Part No.60070005180
Brand3M
£1.487
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Yellow 12µm Aluminium Oxide 8-1/2in 11in
RS Stock No. 777-7047
Mfr. Part No.60070002666
Brand3M
£1.64
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Green 1µm Aluminium Oxide 8-1/2in 11in
RS Stock No. 777-7035
Mfr. Part No.60070005172
Brand3M
£1.926
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Green 30µm Aluminium Oxide 8-1/2in 11in
RS Stock No. 777-7041
Mfr. Part No.60070002617
Brand3M
£1.487
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Brown 5µm Aluminium Oxide 8-1/2in 11in