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MicroCare Sticklers Fiber Optics Inc.

Fiber Optic Cleaning  

 Connector Cleaning Sticks & Fluids 




The innovative Sticklers Series Fiber Optic Connector Cleaners  from Micro Care is based on new solvent technology from DuPont and has been specifically engineered for cleaning fiber optic connector end-faces within alignment sleeves. It cleans dust, oil, salts, fingerprints, sheetrock particulate and lint from connectors. The unique Travel SAFE™ package makes it easy to store, ship and use the high-purity optical-grade fluid. This high-performance solvent delivers reliable, repeatable and cost-effective cleaning of all fiber optic connectors, in any location and environment.

This pocket-sized cleaning product delivers excellent cleaning on particulate, fingerprint oils, salts and other residues. Compatible with all types of metals, substrates and rugged plastics. Ozone-safe. Good toxicity ratings. No aroma. Easily out-cleans alcohol. Plastic-safe. TravelSAFE™.



Sticklers Fiber Optic Splice & Connector Cleaner is the only optical-grade cleaning fluid on the market specifically engineered for fast, reliable and low-cost cleaning of fiber optic network connectors, receptacles and fiber. Use with Sticklers CleanStixx connector cleaning sticks or Sticklers CleanWipes fiber optic cleaning wipes. Use with any of the “one click” cleaning tools for greatly improved cleaning results

MCC Part Number



Each can, 12 cans/case; unlimited shelf life

Detailed Product Spec Sheet

MSDS Sheet



Fiber Optic Cleaning Sticks New!

The FiberCare cleaning sticks are for cleaning fiber end-faces within the alignment sleeves.Micro Care offers a whole family of sintered swabs optimized for the fiber optic connector industry. Different sizes for different connectors. These products are a superior answer for cleaning fiber optic end-faces, and they out-perform competing products because they put a lot of technology right at the business end of the cleaning swab.

These nibs are based on a unique, thermally-sintered polymer which is molded, not hand-wound. This enables each stick to wick up more contamination and trap more particulate than fabric-style swabs (and with none of the drawbacks of foam-type swabs). The tips have been specifically engineered to conform to connector end-face surfaces including low-reflective angled connectors. Packaged in convenient, color-coded travel kits, these sticks deliver the highest rate of successful cleaning in the industry, saving time and money. The FiberCare cleaning sticks are an excellent choice when cleaning bulkhead connectors, military connectors, or even on patch-panel installations.

The cleaning sticks are designed to be a single-use, disposable product. To use them, dampen (not soak) the tip of the cleaning stick with Micro Care's Fiber Optic Connector Cleaner II solvent (see above). Then, insert the cleaning stick into the alignment sleeve and firmly twist the stick about 8-10 times. Always turn in the same direction. As you are spinning the cleaning stick, gently pump it up and down. This pumping motion enables the "active cleaning action" of the sintered polymer material.

The illustration demonstrates the active cleaning process. In the illustration on the left, the cleaning stick is approaching the connector end-face where a tiny piece of particulate is sitting (red arrow). The tip of the cleaning sticks have excellent dimensional stability and precision -- something many other types of fiber optic cleaners cannot claim -- and slide easily into the alignment sleeve.

The FiberCare cleaning sticks have a natural "active cleaning" process which improves cleaning results.As the user "pumps" the cleaning stick (indicated by the green downward pointing arrow) the individual fibers in the tip of the cleaning stick open and close (note the open spaces indicated by the blue arrow). Some observers say the gripping action resembles the manner in which the tread of a radial tire grabs the road, opening and closing under the rolling weight of the vehicle. Other people say it resembles a cat's paw, which can open, close and grip objects tightly. This lift-and-grab action enhances the natural capillary suction of the open, porous nib.

This active cleaning process creates voids in the nib which trap particulate and lifts it away.

The benefits of the Micro Care cleaning sticks are numerous. For example, the molded design (as opposed to a foam stick or a wrapped fabric stick) ensures a perfect fit with end-face and alignment sleeves. Since the cleaning head of each FiberCare stick is a single, fibrous material without glues or central post, the cleaning heads conform very tightly to end-face geometry (in the illustration, notice the head is wrapping around the domed shape of the fiber).  The thermally-sintered polymer tip eliminates contamination from fibers, glues, out-gassing or blowing agents. Because the tips are molded, not wrapped, they offer excellent dimensional stability for consistent and repeatable cleaning. Lastly, because the nibs are narrower than the ferrule, the nib spins off-center, providing more cleaning at the core of the fiber.

All of these factors combine to make the Fiber Care cleaning sticks the tool of choice for fiber optic installations and repairs globally.

Detailed Product Spec Sheet   No MSDS Sheets Required for Non-Liquid Products.

New FiberAide MCC-FA1

The FiberCare line of Photonic cleaning products reaches a new level of convenience and innovation with FiberAideTM wipes. These wipes are specifically designed for single use applications, even in harsh environments. Each package features a single lint free wipe that is hermetically sealed into a contamination proof package. When needed, the package is opened just before use, so cleaning is always effectual, efficient and cost effective. Detailed Product Spec Sheet

MCC-FK-01 Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits New!  In Stock at CKEY Networks $125.00



The Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit from Sticklers MicroCare is a sturdy tool bag that contains virtually everything a technician needs for either (a) cleaning bare fiber before fusion splicing or field termination, or (b) for cleaning connector end-faces. The kit and its contents have been selected specifically to quickly and cost-effectively solve field installation and maintenance problems of cleaning fiber optic networks.

The Sticklers® Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit has been engineered to help field techs clean fiber networks quickly, reliably and inexpensively. This kit puts the time-saving Sticklers® cleaners in a “go anywhere, clean anything” package, giving each tech all the tools they need to get the job done right. 

  • Contains the Most Popular Items for Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors and for Cleaning Before Splicing
  • Delivers 800+ Perfectly Clean Connectors and/or Splices
  • Bright Color Makes It Easy to Locate, Harder to Leave Behind
  • Easy-Open Zipper and Convenient Self-Sealing Pouches for Holding Tools, Meters or Extra Supplies
  • Features the Unique Sticklers® Nonflammable TravelSAFE™ Cleaning Fluid
  • Making Cleaning Easy, Consistent and Fast Will Reduce the Costs of Sustaining Your Fiber Network
Watch the Sticklers Fiber Optic Cleaning Kit Video on this weblink.

The kit includes cans of solvent, cleaning sticks and several packages of lint-free wipes. In addition, the dual-zipper bag speedily opens and closes, making it easy to handle even with just one hand. The bag is sized properly to hold enough supplies without being heavy, cumbersome or bulky. Two generous side-pockets allow additional wipes, cleaning sticks, or other tools (like strippers and test gear) to be stored with the kit. The side-mounted handles make it easy to carry. And of course, the kit features the non-flammable TravelSAFE™ FiberCare™ solvents so the Kit can be shipped, even by air, without hassles, extra fees or onerous paperwork.



MicroCare Fiber Cleaning Solutions


(For Cleaning Prior to Fusion MCC-P0C03M Splicing)

Micro Care’s new Optical Fiber Preparation Fluid is engineered to provide a non-flammable, environmentally-safe alternative for cleaning fibers prior to termination or fusion splicing and for cleaning connector end-faces after polishing. It replaces IPA in every application, and out-performs IPA in every criteria.

Packaged in unique, spill-proof TravelSAFE™ containers, the nonhazardous Fiber Prep Fluid can be shipped with the equipment so technicians can go right to work rather than wasting time trying to source IPA locally. It also is available with Micro Care’s unique Saturator™ dispensing top (see photo), for easy one-handed wetting. 

This is a powerful but non-flammable solvent optimized for cleaning fiber optic splices before the fusion step. It delivers excellent cleaning on particulate, fingerprint oils, salts and other residues. No retraining is required: the fiber "squeaks" when the fiber is clean, just like it does with alcohol.

Ozone-safe. Good toxicity ratings. No aroma. Easily out-cleans alcohol. Plastic-safe. TravelSAFE™ packaging.

Fiber Optic Wipes New!

FiberWipes from Micro Care are specifically designed for use in the fiber optics industry. These lint-free wipes are made of DuPont’s ultra-pure, lint-free, hydroentangled polyester fabric. This means each FiberWipe™ is stronger, but softer and more absorbent than traditional cellulose wipes.

Each mini-tub contains 90 perforated lint-free wipes. The wipes are packaged in a compact pull-out tub with an octagonal top that keeps the package from rolling if dropped. Each wipe is 4” x 2”, which is the perfect size for cleaning fibers without waste.

FiberWipes™ are used for cleaning optical fibers after stripping for termination or fusion splicing. They also are used for cleaning connector end-faces. With nearly perfect absorbency, these wipes lift away fingerprint oils, polishing media and dust before it becomes a problem with the connector or cable.

When paired with Micro Care’s Fiber Optic Preparation Fluid, which is Micro Care’s affordable and non-flammable alternative to alcohol, FiberWipes are essential tools for all fusion splicing and field termination kits.

CKEY Networks is the stocking distributor for MicroCare Fiber Optics products in Canada. Please cal today for a price quote to fit your requirements.



Sticklers Clean Wipes





Sticklers™ CleanWipes™ fiber optic cleaning wipes are high quality optical grade wipes engineered for cleaning fiber prior to splicing, or for cleaning fiber optic jumpers and connector plugs. These wipes make cleaning virtually any kind of connector fast, reliable and affordable. They are engineered to be used with the Sticklers™ Fiber Optic Splice & Connector Cleaner fluid.

Order Clean Wipes 400 - MCC-WCS100

Sticklers Clean Wipes Tubs


Sticklers® CleanWipes™ 90 benchtop wipes are high quality, lint-free wipes engineered for use on bare fiber before splicing, and also for cleaning fiber optic jumpers. They are exactly the right size and the right material to make “wet-dry” cleaning simple and cost-effective. 

  • Optical-Grade Lint-Free Wipe, in mini-tub or Flat Wipe
  • Made Without Glues, Bleach or Cellulose
  • Makes “Wet-Dry” Cleaning of Fiber Optic Connectors Easy
  • Far Stronger and Less Linting than Cellulose Wipes
  • Superior Results When Cleaning Bare Fiber
  • Very Affordable on a Cost-Per-Cleaning Basis

Detailed Product Spec Sheet

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In Stock at CKEY Networks

Order MCC-WFW1 at $8.95 each

No MSDS Sheets Required
for Non-Liquid Products.




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