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Top-cover materials

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Simon Spooner, Sep 29, 2011.

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    All, just finished the jig to measure co-efficient of friction of orthoses top-cover materials against various types of hosiery. To be sure, to be sure ;) that I've got all the bases covered, gimme a list of your top-cover materials of choice, ppppplease.
  2. None copolymer

    None Eva

    None on Poly

    all the above with 3mm Eva type material forefoot extension so 2 different materials


    PPT/Poron both sides


    and 1 material that I get from Germany high friction I can send you some if you want
  3. Thanks Mike, got all of them other than your German number. Anyone using plastazote as the top-cover?
  4. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Ironman for high friction - very occasionally

    Very very occasionally for plastazoate

    1mm EVA is the mainstay at the moment (on top of poron 94 if I want a bit of cushioning)
  5. Have no idea what ironman is, but it sounds vaguely Australian, so I'm dead against it on name alone. Descended from criminals you know. I like to think of Australasia as an evolutionary experiment still in progress- at least while the word cup is on. By the way, before the convicts start complaining because they're rubbish at cricket and the Irish beat them at rugby, I feel the same way about Plymouth, genetic experiment wise that is. And Robin knows all about it because he lives on the Isle of Man. So wind your necks in, calm down and relax. That some of your ancestors were incapable of doing that is the reason they were sent there in the first place.
  6. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

  7. N.Smith

    N.Smith Active Member


    Don't use it myself, but customers of mine ask for PS Vlies. If you're not familar with it, it's like a strong, cotton woven felt. Never used it, but I've seen silicon on jobs.
    If I do accomodative jobs for diabetics, I'm pretty much always asked for it to be covered in Plastizote. Lots of times I'll glue the EVA on top of the Poron as well.

  8. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    Maybe you could add Aliplast & P-Cell in there Simon? I use these with ulcers & wounds & mostly Spenco/poron on poly/composites.
  9. mgrig

    mgrig Active Member

    Puff- not sure of it's proper name, comes in pink swirl and camo etc...seems to frequently cause blisters in athletes

    Micro suede?

  10. Griff

    Griff Moderator


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