North Coast Preferred Thermoplastic


Product Details

Our most versatile splinting material can be used by novice or experienced splinters alike

Resistance to Stretch

  • Minimum to moderate resistance to stretch.
  • Tolerates minimum to moderate handling during splint molding.
  • Handle on a horizontal plane and form splint in a gravity-assisted position.
  • Gentle, smooth motions yield superior results.


  • Moderate drape with only light to moderate pressure.
  • Contours are quick to form.


  • Minimum to moderate memory.
  • Splints can be modified a few times without thinning.
  • Requires less handling and maintains contours while cooling.


  • Molded splints have a moderate rigidity.
  • A circumferential splint is flexible enough for easy donning and doffing, yet strong enough for immobilization.


  • The unique Environmentally Friendly (EF) coating gives a tacky feel that helps hold the material in place, without the material pulling or falling away.
  • A wet bond will hold firmly but can be pulled apart once cooled.
  • Dry heating two surfaces will form a strong bond.
  • For a permanent bond, scratch to remove the coating and apply dry heat, then press together firmly. Do not use solvent
  • Instruction Guidelines included.

Surface Finish

  • Moderate resistance to fingerprints and resists showing stains.
  • Smooth, self-sealing cut edges remain sealed even after reheating.


  • 1/8″ Preferred® can be used for almost any splinting application. Use for dynamic and static splinting; for adult and pediatric positioning; and for post-burn and post-surgical care.
  • 3/32″ Preferred® is thin and lightweight, yet strong, and can be used for forearm and hand-based splints. Ideal for arthritis splints, post-operative splints, and for pediatric splints when children are able to cooperate.

Working Time (1/8″)

  • Allows three to five minutes to form and harden after softening in 160° F (71° C) water.

Latex Free

Free of BPA chemicals

See Specs tab for perforation and thickness.


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