Compared to thermoplastics like Rolyan and Orfit, X-lite is biodegradable. 25% biodegrades at 90 days. It is also an open mesh design which is far more breathable.
X-Lite is the only splinting and casting material made from a cotton base impregnated with a non-toxic, safe polymer. This polymer is Polycaprolactone (PCL) a non-toxic biocompatible and biodegradable material.
The open structure in the material gives great ventilation and comfort. This allows the skin to breathe, providing an optimal environment for wound healing
Add layers for additional rigidity without compromising the low profile. Add strips to areas where additional reinforcement or support is desired
X-Lite can be reheated an unlimited amount of time, allowing you to reuse rolls and leftovers. Make small changes on and already made cast or splint instead of a new one costing extra time, money and discomfort for your patient
X-Lite is an extremely strong material. Use significantly less layers of material for equal strength compared to other splinting and casting materials on the market
A recent test of biodegradability according to ISO standard showed X-Lite is 25% degraded after 90 days
X-Lite is compostable. The product naturally biodegrades over time whether in compost or landfill.
X-Lite® has been engineered to benefit the environment and your health in more ways than one. It’s unique structure and features make it the ideal alternative to industry standard casting materials.
Standard synthetic casting tapes isocyanates have negative effects on your health such as irritation and asthma, requiring special ventilation equipment, apron, gloves and a mask in order to protect the clinician. During the manufacturing process for all X-Lite® materials, any toxic instances are extracted, making it 100% free from isocyanates and fiberglass.
Once the patient is finished with the splint, it will biodegrade
over time, avoiding any contribution to waste.
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I really liked testing this out. It's great to have a greener option and it was easy to work with and stronger than I thought it would be.
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