Aliplast Thermofoam is a medium density white foam that is specifically non-allergenic. Its configuration is a closed cell, cross linked polyethylene and is a member of the olefin family of plastics. This configuration allows the foam to provide outstanding force dispersion equally in all directions. The compression of the foam and its hypoallergenic composition lead to high patient compliance.
Thermofoam has excellent, thermoforming and thermobonding characteristics. It can be knifed, die cut, or punched. It can be shaped by drape, vacuum, and pressure moulding techniques. The normal forming temperature is 310° F. Thermofoam has a short heat cycle and a very short working time (0.5 – 2 minutes). Once moulded, it can be modified using localized heat.
Thermofoam is a white, non-allergenic, polyethylene foam with many uses, including: liners, pads, splints, fillers. It is closed cell, thermoformable and thermobondable. Also known as Aliplast, Volara.