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 NumberDescriptionWire GaugeConductor StrandJacket (Insulation) DiameterAvailable QuantityView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 18AWG RED 100'6825 RD005HOOK-UP STRND 18AWG RED 100'18 AWG19/0.0092"0.062" (1.57mm)48 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHT 1000'6820 WH001HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHT 1000'28 AWG7/360.031" (0.79mm)34 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHT 100'6820 WH005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG WHT 100'28 AWG7/360.031" (0.79mm)45 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'6820 BK005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'28 AWG7/360.031" (0.79mm)27 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG ORG 100'6820 OR005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG ORG 100'28 AWG7/360.031" (0.79mm)26 - ImmediateView Details

EcoWire

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionWire GaugeConductor StrandJacket (Insulation) DiameterAvailable QuantityView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'6710 BK005HOOK-UP STRND 28AWG BLACK 100'28 AWG7/360.034" (0.86mm)206 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 26AWG RED 100'6711 RD005HOOK-UP STRND 26AWG RED 100'26 AWG7/340.038" (0.96mm)113 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 22AWG RED 100'6713 RD005HOOK-UP STRND 22AWG RED 100'22 AWG7/300.049" (1.24mm)255 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 22AWG BLACK 100'6713 BK005HOOK-UP STRND 22AWG BLACK 100'22 AWG7/300.049" (1.24mm)144 - ImmediateView Details
HOOK-UP STRND 16AWG RED 100'6716 RD005HOOK-UP STRND 16AWG RED 100'16 AWG26/300.081" (2.06mm)39 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2012-06-29