Super-EZ Release Spray
This release spray, sold by Curbell Plastics, Orchard Park, New York, was created to make pulls over foam molds easier and enhance stockinette release characteristics. The spray is non-toxic, biodegradable, and water based.
This line of environmentally friendly resins, offered by Human Plant Solutions, headquartered in Newton,
Kansas, are interchangeable with the traditionally petroleum resins. The resins use up to 30 percent bio-derived renewable resources.
“You want a resin supplier that is better and green, and you want to know what is in your resin,” says Kyle Trivisonno, CTP, the company’s CTO and founder.
Össur, Reykjavik, Iceland, recently redesigned the packaging of its Pro-Flex Foot line. This resulted in the total removal of polyurethane plastics, 10 percent less total material use, and 50 percent recycled material content. Also, Össur incorporated recycling labels into its guide that instructed the end-user on how to dispose of the packaging in a responsible way.
This newer ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) by Curbell Plastics and commonly used for liner material is silicon-free.
“We were trying to get rid of some of the silicone used in the O&P market,” says Jeff Wilson, Curbell senior business development manager for orthotics, prosthetics, and podiatry. “This is one of our best sellers, and we’ve developed a black version of it for carbon frames.”