3M provides connectors with zirconia ceramic ferrules for use with two-part or anaerobic epoxy. These very high quality connectors are ideal for use in factory assembly applications or in field-mount restorations where a broad temperature range and stringent performance standards are required. The following 3M materials are available to use with common termination tools available on the market.
3M highly recommends 3M™ Epoxy 8692 which is cured at 87°C or higher for 20 minutes minimum to meet Telcordia GR-326 requirements. It is also important to use the proper syringe dispensing tip to assure proper placement of adhesives inside the connector ferrule and avoid overflow.
3M™ Epoxy SC/APC and FC/APC Connectors require the angle polishing puck included in the APC conversion kits.