Alpha Wire Expands Eco Friendly Line with EcoCable™ and EcoFlex

General Cable EXZEL High-Endurance Electronic CableAlpha Wire is adding EcoCable and EcoFlex to their EcoGen line of 100% recyclable products. Coming November 2012, these new additions offer environmentally friendly cable alternatives to standard PVC control cable.

EcoCable is designed for better performance at a lower cost to the environment. It is up to 47% smaller, 65% lighter, and 87% lower outgassing than standard PVC cables. It is RoHS and WEEE compliant, and contains no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals. When burned, EcoCable will not release toxic gases. This 100% recyclable control cable also features superior abrasion resistance.

Alpha is also introducing EcoFlex, a compact control cable suitable for moderate flex applications. EcoFlex shares all of the benefits of EcoCable, including excellent abrasion resistance and a smaller, lighter construction.

These new products are part of the Alpha EcoGen line that already includes EcoWire and EcoWire Plus. Both types of EcoWire are smaller, lighter substitutes for conventional Hook-up Wire. They are insulated with mPPE, a high dielectric strength insulation which allows for a thinner wall and a smaller cable. These environmentally friendly cables help save space and weight, and have 10 times the abrasion resistance of average PVC cables.

EcoWire is UL 11028 and CSA rated, features tinned copper conductors, and is rated for up to 600 volts.

EcoWire Plus features stranded bare copper conductors. It provides excellent resistance to oils, fuels, chemicals, and solvents, making it ideal for more industrial applications. It meets CE and ISO 6722 (ultra thin/thin wall) specifications. EcoWire Plus has an ISO 6722 voltage rating of 60 volts and a general voltage rating of 300 volts.

Visit Allied Wire online for EcoWire and EcoWire Plus specs, or contact a sales rep for more information on EcoCable and EcoFlex.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at

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