Hendrix Wire and Cable, provider of overhead and underground power distribution products, has launched a new cradle-to-cradle recycling program for the return and recycling of its HPI polyethylene insulators products. Hendrix’s HPI polyethylene insulators are constructed using number two recyclable plastic similar to milk or orange juice containers. The insulators were conceived to both minimize environmental impact and to provide customers with an economic alternative to porcelain insulators.
Hendrix HPI Polyethylene Insulators are suited for both bare wire and covered conductors and offer an alternative solution to porcelain insulators, which are susceptible to vandalism and can be problematic when paired with covered overhead conductors. With the ability to resist wear and tear, including chipping, cracking or breaking, Hendrix HPI Polyethylene Insulators have an increased lifespan over similar products, according to the company. Resistant to impact damage and breakage, HPI polyethylene insulators offer longer leakage distance and higher impulse strength. Additionally, every HPI polyethylene insulator easily withstands ultraviolet rays and offers greater track resistance due to the proprietary high-density polyethylene material. When the HPI insulators have fulfilled their product life cycle, customers are encouraged to dispose of insulators by sending any used HPI products to a local recycler, or by simply shipping them back to Hendrix for recycling at no additional cost.
To take advantage of the new Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program, simply ship any used HPI insulators products to the following address: Hendrix Wire & Cable, Cradle to Cradle Program, 53 Old Wilton Road, Milford, NH 03055-0326.
For more information about the polyethylene insulators and other products and service solutions from Hendrix, please visit www.hendrix-wc.com.