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  • NEFC to Sponsor Nufern Tour, Perspective
May 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., May 1, 2007 -- The New England Fiberoptic Council (NEFC) will host a tour of Nufern, a maker of optical fiber and fiber laser modules, June 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the company's headquarters in East Granby, Conn. After the tour, Nufern President/CEO Martin Seifert will host a presentation on specialty fibers, including a 10-year perspective on and projections for the industry.

"Specialty fibers for a variety of applications have stimulated entrepreneurs and Fortune 100 corporations alike to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the industry over the past decade," the NEFC said in a statement.

Seifert has been in the specialty fiber and electronics industries for more than 20 years and previously held management positions at Lucent Specialty Fibers, Spectran, Rockwell Automation and Schweitzer Engineering Labs. The cost for the tour and presentation, which is open to the public, is $40 for NEFC members and $45 for non-members and includes dinner.

For more information and to register, call (617) 548-NEFC; e-mail: ; or visit:

optical fiber
A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.  
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