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Orthotics & Prosthetics Product Catalog

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Polyolefin Sheets

Product Type

Description

Typical Applications

Flexural Modulus
(psi per ASTM 0790)

Forming
Temperature
(°F)

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Polypropylene

Economical, rigid, high impact resistance,
no moisture absorption, good resistance to chemicals and fatigue

Dynamic lower extremity orthoses,
posterior AFO, some spinal and upper extremity orthoses

190,000

310-325

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Copolymer Very good formability, improved impact
properties, rigid yet flexible as copolymer
offers more resilience than homopolymer

Lower extremity orthoses requiring flexibility,
spinal braces, upper extremity orthoses

160,000

310-325

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LDPE Softest and most flexible olefin, softer feel
for patient comfort

Spinal orthoses requiring rigidity, upper
extremity orthoses, flexible prosthetic sockets

32,000

275-330

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HDPE High durability, high strength, resists cracks,
lightweight

Spinal orthoses and body jackets

170,000

275-330

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Modified
Polyethylene
Properties in-between copolymer and LDPE,
improved tear resistance, can be self-
adhering when hot, formable

Spinal orthoses requiring moderate to slight
rigidity, upper extremity orthoses, flexible
prosthetic sockets

52,000

275-330

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TPE Ethylene propylene thermoplastic, semi-
rigid, flexibility, durability

Lower extremity orthotics

6,500

390-410

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