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                 Introduction
 Thermoplastics at a Glance
         1.6mm
• Half the weight of 3.2mm splinting material
• Easy to cut when cold
• Ideal for paediatrics, finger splints and hand-based splints
   2mm
• Lightweight with moderate support
• Easy to cut when cold
• Ideal for paediatrics, finger, hand based splints and other areas requiring lightweight support
   2.4mm
• Lightweight with moderate support
• Minimises bulkiness
• Perfect for a wide range of static and dynamic splints or progressive splints where less weight is desired (i.e. arthritis, thumb, hand, wrist and small area splints)
   3.2mm
• Traditional thickness that provides stability and firm support
• Well-suited for positioning and holding joints, aiding abnormal tone, contractures and fracture bracing. Ideal for static, dynamic and progressive splinting of upper and lower extremities
     4.8mm
 • Maximum rigidity
• Ideal for body jackets, abnormal tone splints, lower extremity splints and fracture braces
 Solid versus Perforated
    Solid
Maximum support.
Perforated
Perforated (1%, 2% or 2.5%) for slight ventilation and added comfort without compromising rigidity.
Tip: Material softens quicker when heated.
UltraPerf, OptiPerf, SuperPerf
UltraPerf (13%), OptiPerf (19%),
Lightweight provides greater ventilation
for increased comfort and compliance. SuperPerf (38% or 42%) for lighter weight, exceptional ventilation and greater comfort and compliance.
Tip: For additional support, select a thicker material, with higher perforations.
Tip: Higher perforations soften quicker when heated and cool faster.
1.6mm 13% UltraPerf
2.4mm 19% OptiPerf
3.2mm 1% Perf
1.6mm 19% OptiPerf
2.4mm 38% SuperPerf
3.2mm 19% OptiPerf
1.6mm 42% SuperPerf
3.2mm 42% Perf
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