Alpha Wire has launched a new extension of its popular EcoWire line tailored for more industrial applications. Offering all the environmental benefits and abrasion resistance characteristics of the original EcoWire, EcoWire Plus also resists oils, fuels, solvents, and other hazardous liquids. EcoWire Plus meets the fluid resistance requirements of ISO 6722 for thin-wall and ultra-thin-wall wire, making it an eco-friendly and cost-effective replacement for XLPE-insulated wire.
As with original EcoWire, EcoWire Plus derives its advantage from a modified polyphenylene ether thermoplastic that is inherently lighter and smaller with equal robustness when compared to XLPE. In addition, EcoWire Plus is non-halogenated and contains no heavy metal pigments, meeting RoHS and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability.
“EcoWire Plus is a great advancement on our EcoWire line,” says Tim Howlett, Senior Product Manager at Alpha Wire. “Not only does it continue to offer space-saving design and weight reduction, its fluid and chemical resistance is ideal for demanding factory and industrial applications. Plus, it enables significant cost savings when replacing XLPE wire.”
Howlett adds, “The positive feedback we received from design engineers, as well as the strong market demand for custom orders of this product, made the EcoWire Plus line addition an obvious next step.”
The initial EcoWire Plus offering is built to ISO 6722 standards for thin- and ultra-thin-wall requirements and is RoHS and REACH compliant. It is available in sizes from 28 AWG (0.09 mm2) to 10 AWG (4.92 mm2) with stranded bare copper conductors and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +110°C.