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MacLellan Support Artificial Limbs

27 Jul 2017

MacLellan Rubber's foam products can now be found in artificial limbs and orthoses after their polyethylene product was selected for its light weight and strength.


A UK manufacturer was seeking a lightweight, solid foam that could be used in the manufacture of its range of artificial limbs and orthoses (supports). Dense foam is used as cushion/padding and they were seeking a foam that had a high mechanical strength that would support a person's weight and movement.

MacLellan's specialist cross-linked polyethylene is designed to be solid but lightweight and has a high mechanical strength, making it ideal for use in artificial limbs and orthoses where comfort and strength is paramount.

MacLellan's cross-linked polyethylene foam is also commonly referred to as Plastazote® and is specifically engineered for its lightweight, high performance. It is a closed-cell foam with cross-links that give the product its versatility and enables it to bear weight and return to shape after applied pressure.

The material is available in sheet sizes 2mtr x 1mtr and thickness from 1mm to 200mm (laminated above 30mm thick).

For more information about MacLellan Rubber's cross-linked polyethylene products click HERE or call 01902 30 77 11
MacLellan Support Artificial Limbs