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Low-Temperature Thermoplastics

Low-Temperature Thermoplastics (LTTP) are the materials that are widely used to fabricate patient-customizable splints, braces and/or supports. LTTP material activates in relatively low heat conditions (e.g., water between 60-75◦C). Unlike the high-temperature thermoplastics, after warming up, LTTP materials can be placed directly on the patient while molding the splint.
 
Modern “dynamic” methods of bone fracture and other treatments in orthopedic practice aim to eliminate the complications from the use of rigid and long-term immobilization with plaster or synthetic casting materials. Current state-of-the-art treatment approaches in orthopedics favor intermittent use of immobilization in combination with limited exercise and physiological stress on the injured bone in order to stimulate the healing process.  LTTP materials, because of the ease of application, removal and re-installation, allow for limited and safe mobilization of the injured extremities, a condition that is desirable for optimal recovery, functional treatment or additional therapy.
 
Demands on orthopedic casting materials are best met by various LTTP manufactured by T Tape Company, as well as our advanced cork-based ultra-light and pre-molded Universal Fixation Splint (UFS) system. Features and benefits of T Tape Company LTTP materials are:
 
Physico-chemical

  • Light weight
  • Plastic “memory” and ease of remolding
  • X-ray transparency
  • Maintenance of the material’s properties through multiple application cycles
  • Stretching capacity for up to 15%
  • Long shelf life
  • Biodegradability
  • Moisture resistance
Biomedical:
  • Non-toxic, hypoallergenic
  • Latex-free
  • Excellent conformability
  • Ease of application, removal and re-molding

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T-Tape Company B.V.

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Low-temperature thermoplastics for medical and
veterinary applications

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