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NickelPlast is a high-strength expanded orthotic material of outstanding uniformity and superior working characteristics. Higher strength comes from the judicious alloying of ethylene vinyl acetate and polyethylene.
NickelPlast is tough and tear resistant. It resists bottoming out and offers a resilient and rubbery quality not found in the simpler, cross-linked, polyethylene materials like AliPlast and Plastazote®.
Choose from three grades: NickelPlast-Lite, NickelPlast-S, and NickelPlast X-Firm. Noted for their superb shock-absorbing qualitiies, all are engineered to withstand pounding and abuse. X-Firm is so tough, you can use it in footwear as an insoling.
NickelPlast is easy to work with. Heated from 300° to 350°F for a few minutes, it becomes soft and easily yields to complex molding and shaping. NickelPlast shrinks about 15% when thoroughly heated. Upon cooling, it hardens approximately five Shore A points. Having three different grades of NickelPlast is like having six different materials in your tool box.
Use NickelPlast where long wear, resilience and easy fabrication are necessary. PTB liners, insoles, and foot orthotic postings are just a few possible applications.
NickelPlast-S -- PTB preferred improves the quality and durability of your PTB inserts. Count on fewer repairs, call-backs, and emergency phone calls from patients who may damage their insert.
In an article on PTB inserts, co-authors Kays and Scott report, "In our opinion, Kemblo and PE LITE, the materials of choice in the past, do not satisfactorily meet the (integrity and fabrication) criteria... Nickel-Plast-S.. comes closest to fitting our needs.*
The higher EVA content of NickelPlast-S gives it extra resilience, elongation and a more rubbery feel than NickelPlast-Lite.
* The Application of NickelPlast in Fabricating a PTB Insert., Kays G, Scott G. Orthotics and Prosthetics, Spring 1984, 38(1), 71-72.
is a high-strength, expanded orthotic
material with outstanding uniformity.
It can be used for PTB liners, insoles,
foot orthotic postings, and other
applications. NickelPlast is tough and
tear-resistant, and it resists bottoming
out. It offers a resilient, rubbery quality not
found in simpler cross-linked polyethylene
materials. When NickelPlast is heated to
300°- 350°F for a few minutes, it yields
easily to complex molding and shaping.
NickelPlast shrinks about 15% when
thoroughly heated. Upon cooling, it hardens
approximately five Shore A points. Having
three different grades of Nickelplast is like
having six different materials in your toolbox!