North Coast Preferred® Thermoplastic
$310.51 – $347.66
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.
- 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.
Free of BPA chemicals
See Specs tab for perforation and thickness.