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).
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