Power Cords and Cables are halogen-free and flame-retardant.

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Suitable for harsh environments, UL 62-approved EcoPower HFFR Power Cords withstand abrasion and extreme temperatures from -50 to 105°C. Products also resist oil, kinks, and marring, and do not contain phthalates. Applications include medical devices, computers, consumer electronics, aerospace, marine, transit, and other applications where protection of people, environment, and equipment from toxic and corrosive gas is critical.

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Northwire Introduces EcoPower(TM) Halogen Free Flame Retardant Power Cords and Cables

The industry's first UL 62-approved HFFR power cord

OSCEOLA, Wis. - Northwire Technical Cable, an innovative solutions provider in the marketing, design and manufacture of technical and retractile cables, has introduced EcoPower, an environmentally friendly power cord that is halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) (PVC free) and UL listed. It is the industry's first HFFR power cord that is UL 62 approved. EcoPower is flexible, durable and guaranteed to perform in harsh environments. Custom EcoPower Cords and Cables can be designed to ship in five days or less with no minimum order length or quantity requirements.

"The EcoPower Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant UL 62-approved Power Cord jacket material provides an ecologically aligned alternative to traditional PVC and other materials," says Katina Kravik, chief executive officer of Northwire, "EcoPower does not contain phthalates and complies with current and future regulations-exceeding the requirements of many applications for which it was designed." EcoPower UL 62-approved power cord and cables are ideal for medical devices, computers, consumer electronics, aerospace, marine and shipboard, transit and other applications where the protection of people, the environment and equipment from toxic and corrosive gas is critical."

EcoPower Halogen Free Flame Retardant cables and UL-approved power cords are engineered to withstand abrasion and extreme temperatures (-50°C to 105°C). They resist oil, abrasion, kinks and marring. They pass 850 cycles when tested to UL abrasion test 1510, and are VW-1 and FT-2 rated for finished cable. EcoPower is available in black and custom colors and in retractile cord configurations.

For information about Northwire's EcoPower Cable or to place an order, contact 1.800.468.1516 or +1 715.294.2121, or visit www.northwire.com/eco. Northwire's CAGE Code is 7V821.

Northwire offers free design and prototyping services to encourage customers to explore innovative solutions. Specialized staff members help customers navigate complex national and international standards, agency compliance, environmental regulations and electrical, ergonomic and aesthetic requirements.

Northwire, a woman-owned company, is ISO 9000:2008 certified and is engaged in professional company-wide certifications by Six Sigma®, Lean, Project Management and American Society of Quality. The company's quality control laboratory is a certified testing facility for CSA under ISO 17025. This laboratory subjects the company's cable products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush and temperature. Northwire also maintains various UL, CSA, IEEE and MSHA approvals and works closely with suppliers to offer RoHS-compliant materials.

Northwire, Inc., headquartered in Osceola, Wis., is an industry leader in the marketing, design and manufacture of technical and retractile cables for diverse applications in industrial, energy, life sciences, government, machine vision, lighting, underwater and more. Northwire has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and New Mexico, USA; with a sales office and distribution center in The Netherlands. Northwire is a member of the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendor Association), PTO (Profibus Trade Organization) and MCAA (Measurement Control and Automation Association), eMerge Alliance, AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), EMVA (European Machine Vision Association), CMES (Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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