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 (mPPE) 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 (WEEE) requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability.
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.