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Rolyan Polyform Thermoplastic Splinting Material

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$78.15 - $274.15
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  • Strongest and most conformable of the Rolyan splinting material
  • Easily conforms to surface contours and detail
  • High conformability and low resistance to stretch
  • Made of non-toxic, latex-free, and radiolucent material
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Low Stretch, Highly Conformable

Polyform Thermoplastic sheets are the only Rolyan splinting material with minimum resistance to stretch and maximum rigidity when cool. That means clinicians have ultimate control when forming a detailed splint. The thermoplastic material stretches easily stretches when heated and forms the correct shape with gentle pressure. When the sheet cools, clinicians can have confidence the intricate molding will provide a precise fit for increased comfort and fewer pressure areas.

Custom-Molded Sheets

The Polyform splinting material can be used to form medium custom-molded sheets for fingers, wrists, elbow, or foot drop splints, as well as adaptive equipment. The material can be reheated and reshaped, however, it will not return to its original shape. A temporary bond can be created by pinching the heated material together while a permanent bond can be achieved by scrubbing off the coating or removing it with a bond solvent.

Strong Attributes

Clinicians can create intricate molding to fit a variety of patient needs. The thermoplastic sheets are available in a standard 1/8" (3.2 mm) thickness or a lighter 1/16" (1.6 mm) sheet thicknesses for lightweight comfort with a high degree of rigidity. As the strongest Rolyan splint material with a rigidity score of 137.7 kpsi*, the Polyform material resists deformities such as dents, cracks, and breaks when cooled.

*Refers to Young’s Modulus testing value

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Key Material Benefits

Polyform is the only Rolyan splint material with minimum resistance to stretch and maximum rigidity when cool. This unique characteristic allows the clinician to form a detailed splint with the confidence that the intricate molding will not deform when used.



Handling

Resistance to stretch: Minimum

Stretches easily when heated and needs soft, gentle pressure to form a splint. Be careful not to allow material to stretch too much.

Conformability: Maximum

Easily conforms to surface contours and detail, reducing time spent fabricating splint, and provides a precise fit for increased comfort and fewer pressure areas. High degree of drape.

Memory: Minimum

Ability to be reheated and reshaped but will not return to original shape.

Bonding: Coated

Create a temporary bond by pinching together heated material; however, it will come apart when cooled. Form a permanent bond by scrubbing off the coating or removing it with a bond solvent.



Physical

Colors: Assorted

White, beige or blue

Thickness: Assorted

Available in the following sheet thicknesses: 1/8" (3.2 mm) and 1/16" (1.6 mm). Use thinner material to combine lightweight comfort with a high degree of rigidity.

Perforations : Assorted

Available in 1 percent or solid material.

Appearance: Opaque when heated



Hardened Splint

Rigidity: Moderate/Maximum (137.7 kpsi*)

Strongest Rolyan splint material when formed and cooled, resisting deformities such as dents, cracks and breaks during use.

Surface: Smooth

Picks up fingerprints and markings if not properly handled.


*Refers to Young’s Modulus testing value


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Brand Rolyan
Performance Preferred Yes
  • Strongest and most conformable of the Rolyan splinting material
  • Easily conforms to surface contours and detail
  • High conformability and low resistance to stretch
  • Made of non-toxic, latex-free, and radiolucent material
More Info

Rolyan Polyform™ Thermoplastic Splinting Material

Overview

Polyform™ was the first material developed by Rolyan and remains one of the most unique low-temperature thermoplastic materials. With a high degree of conformability and low resistance to stretch, Polyform has exceptional rigidity and high impact strength. As the strongest and most conformable Rolyan splinting material, Polyform drapes naturally, leaving the clinician's hands free to mold the intricate contours of the splint gently, while gravity assists in splint positioning. Polyform's stretching properties often eliminate the need for precise patternmaking. It can be reheated and reshaped repeatedly, but once it has been stretched, it will not return to its original shape.

Rolyan Spectrum of Splinting Material

Rolyan provides therapists and clinicians the largest spectrum of hand therapy products and care. Rolyan empowers every therapist with the passion to mold and shape their patients’ recovery.

Heating Instructions

The recommended method for heating splinting materials is with hot water in a splint bath.
Only use a heat gun for spot-heating and adjustments.

Material
Thickness

1/8" (3.2 mm)

1/16" (1.6 mm)

Approximate
Heating Time

1 min

35 sec

Water Temperature:
Fahrenheit | Celsius

150° to 160° | 65° to 70°

150° to 160° | 65° to 70°

Working
Time

3 to 5 min

1 min

Note: Overheating splinting materials increases the draping/stretching characteristics; allow material to cool slightly before handling to avoid excess stretching.

Indications

Splinting materials are intended to be used for fabrication of custom-molded rigid splints, orthoses, and adaptive equipment.

Best uses include:

  • Thumb splints
  • Small finger splints
  • Hand splints
  • Wrist splints
  • Elbow splints for flexion
  • Dynamic splints
  • Neck Collars
  • Foot drop splints
  • Clamshell splints
  • Carpal tunnel splints
  • Pediatric splints
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Splints for arthritis
  • Flexor tendon repair splints

Care & Cleaning

Store at temperatures between 40° and 90°F (4° and 32°C) and less than 65 percent relative humidity. Avoid prolonged exposure to light, especially ultraviolet. Avoid exposure to corrosive and ethylene oxide fumes.

Formed splints will lose their shape in temperatures over 135°F(57°C) and should be kept away from sources of heat such as ovens, hot water, and car windows.

Clean splint with soap and lukewarm water. Allow splint and straps to dry thoroughly before reapplication.

Precautions for finished orthoses
Splint adjustments are to be made only by a health care professional, who is responsible for providing wearing instructions and precautions to other practitioners, care providers and the patient. If unusual swelling, skin discoloration or discomfort occurs, discontinue use and consult a health care professional.