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EcoWire®

Alpha Wire offers recyclable wire for sustainable designs: up to 45% smaller diameter and 100% recyclable

Image of Alpha Wire's EcoWire®Alpha Wire's EcoWire is an innovation in hook-up wire, combining increased performance with a minimized environmental impact. EcoWire derives its advantage from its unique insulation, a modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) thermoplastic. It is inherently lighter, tougher, and more durable than PVC insulation. The result is UL AWM wire that is smaller than its PVC-based counterparts. The non-halogenated insulation contains no heavy metal pigments, allowing it to help manufacturers meet Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements.

Features
  • Environmentally friendly
    EcoWire contains no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals. It meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability
  • Durability
    Even with thinner walls, EcoWire's insulation offers 10 times better abrasion and pinch resistance to PVC-based wire. Although thinner, the insulation is tougher.
  • Low specific gravity
    The 1.03 specific gravity of mPPE is 25% to 40% lower than other insulation materials, such as PVC, polyethylene, and cross-linked polyethylene. Along with the reduced wall thickness, the low specific gravity yields significant weight savings of up to 40%.
  • Good temperature range
    Wire and cable with mPPE insulation meet UL 1581 requirements for operation up to 105°C end-use temperature rating. With a wide temperature range, mPPE does not require such secondary processing operations as is required with cross-linked polyethylene.
  • Better dielectric strength
    The superior dielectric properties of mPPE make possible a reduced wall thickness while maintaining the same electrical properties as PVC. EcoWire's diameter is up to 45% smaller than equivalent wires.
  • Recyclable
    EcoWire's mPPE thermoplastic insulation is more easily recycled as it does not contain hazardous materials.

EcoWire Plus

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionCable TypeWire GaugeJacket (Insulation) MaterialAvailable QuantityView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHITE 1000'6820 WH001HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHITE 1000'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether (PPE)25 - Immediate
7 - Factory Stock
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HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'6820 BK005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether (PPE)41 - Immediate
19 - Factory Stock
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HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG YELLOW 100'6820 YL005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG YELLOW 100'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether (PPE)18 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG RED 100'6820 RD005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG RED 100'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether (PPE)12 - Immediate
3 - Factory Stock
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HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHITE 100'6820 WH005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHITE 100'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether (PPE)9 - Immediate
1 - Factory Stock
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EcoWire

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionCable TypeWire GaugeJacket (Insulation) MaterialAvailable QuantityView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'6710 BK005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether, Modified (mPPE)227 - Immediate
2 - Factory Stock
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HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG RED 100'6710 RD005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG RED 100'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether, Modified (mPPE)130 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 26AWG BLACK 100'6711 BK005HOOK-UP STRND 26AWG BLACK 100'Hook-Up26 AWGPolyphenylene Ether, Modified (mPPE)102 - Immediate
58 - Factory Stock
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HOOK-UP STRND 22AWG BLACK 100'6713 BK005HOOK-UP STRND 22AWG BLACK 100'Hook-Up22 AWGPolyphenylene Ether, Modified (mPPE)101 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHITE 1000'6710 WH001HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHITE 1000'Hook-Up28 AWGPolyphenylene Ether, Modified (mPPE)62 - Immediate
94 - Factory Stock
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Published: 2012-06-29