Plastazote


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Plastazote ®

Orthopedics A cross-linked polyethylene block foam used to create orthopedic prosthetics. See Prosthetics.

Plastazote

thermoplastic expanded polyethylene plastic with good insulating properties, formed as heat-mouldable sheets in a variety of thicknesses (e.g. 2-25mm), and varying densities (e.g. soft and hard); used to make moulded orthoses Table 1
Table 1: Common thermoplastics (3mm thickness) used in orthoses manufacture
MaterialMoulding temperature (°C)Heating time (minutes)
Hexcelite723
Aquaplast1003
Pacton1105
Evazote1306
Plastozote1408
Polythene14010
Ortholene16514
Polypropylene16515
Rohadur17018
TL61 carbon fibre18020

Note: Heating times will need to be adjusted up or down for thicker or thinner materials.

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Ian was awarded the Plastazote Trophy, sponsored by Zotefoams.
Evazote is tougher and more resilient than polyethylene foams yet has a softer feel: Plastazote polyethylene foam has been available for many years in Healthcare Pink.
Four single-density materials commonly used in the fabrication of accommodative orthoses were tested [27]: Plastazote 1 (P1) (Zotefoams Inc; Hackettstown, New York), Plastazote 2 (P2) (Zotefoams Inc), Poron (P) (Rogers Corp; Rogers, Connecticut), and Microcel Puff (MP) (Acor Orthopaedic Inc; Cleveland, Ohio).