Homopolymer polypropylene sheet
polypropylene is a thermoplastic made by the polymerization of propylene gas, a by-product of petroleum refining. Various techniques can alter the physical, chemical or mechanical properties of polypropylene.
Changes in the way the material is polymerized can show dramatic improvements in certain mechanical properties; example, random copolymers block copolymers.
Copolymerization of an additional resin group can enhance physical properties. Addition of fillers can improve mechanical or thermal stability.
Homopolymer polypropylene is a light density (.91-.92 gm/cm3) thermoplastic. It can be stabilized to enhance prolonged use at elevated temperatures, prolonged life in exposure to ultra-violet light and improved flame retardancy.
Polypropylene fabricates with standard woodworking tooling. It can be butt welded, extrusion welded, fusion welded, and spun welded. It can be machined with ordinary wood or metalworking equipment.
High impact strength
Maintains impact strength down to -200C/-40F
Has the ability to constantly flex without fracturing
Shrinkage of less than 1%*
Manufactured to exacting specifications, guaranteeing consistent moulding performance
*As measured in a study conducted by NCTEPO at the University of Strathclyde
Ankle Foot Orthosis – AFOs
Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis – DAFOs
Definitive Prosthetic Sockets
Functional Foot Orthosis – FFOs
Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis – KAFOs
Lightweight Prosthetic Liner Sockets
Sheet size for orthotics:
2440 x 1220mm
Square size for prosthetics
305 x 305mm, 343 x 343mm, 406 x 406mm, 460 x 420mm, 500 x 500mm
Available in the following thickness:
2mm, 3.1mm, 3.5mm, 4.7mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm
Tolerance on thickness: ±5%
Available in the following colours:
Black, Flesh, Poppy Red, Royal Blue, Solid White, Yellow.
(Colours not available in every thickness. Please contact us for availability).
Orthotics 180°- 200°C / 356°- 392°F
Prosthetics 200°- 220°C / 392°- 428°F
3 minutes per mm thickness.