OrthoTape Fiberglass Cast Material 3 Inch X 4 yard. (10-rolls)
OrthoTape Reborn – Reformulated, Redesigned, Reimagined!
- Uncompromising curve appeal provides flexibility around tight corners, such as elbows or heels.
- Complete end of roll laydowns with precision.
- High-quality adaptable resin makes available multiple curing possibilities, simply dip the tape in water to activate the curing process, or allow humidity in the air to naturally cure.
- Superior color enhanced dye for all fiberglass fabric tapes and exceptional pattern printing technology used for all polyester fabrics gives us 12 choice color dye options and 4 unique printed tapes from Camo Green, Camo Blue, Camo Hot Pink, and Pastel. More color choices than any other brand on the market today.
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed with photo/video proof of the issue provides the best warranty on the market and gives the user the ability to test out our product without worry.
- Give OrthoTape Premium a try today. We offer free samples to all hospitals, doctor's offices, animal and equine veterinary clinics.
What is the difference between fiberglass and polyester casting tape?
When printed casting tape was first introduced in the early 1990s, it was intended to be used as a finishing tape to be applied over a typical fiberglass cast. It was marketed as Flashcast and was not intended to be used for constructing a complete cast.
The printed polyester tapes were not as thick as regular fiberglass tape and were somewhat transparent so different color effects could be obtained by placing the printed tape over a light-colored base tape such as yellow, pink, or any of the fluorescent colors. Several years later, a more substantial solid-color polyester casting tape was marketed for constructing complete casts. The primary difference between the fiberglass and polyester tape was that a knitted polyester fabric had been substituted for the fiberglass fabric substrate. The result was a tape that looked and felt much like standard fiberglass tape but was lighter in weight and more flexible.
There were several published studies that compared the performance of polyester and fiberglass tapes. The results indicated that the differences between the performance of the two different types were small. An equal number of material breakdowns and delaminations were identified in both polyester and fiberglass casts. A review of patient comments revealed that several of the patients who were fitted with polyester casts had previous experiences with fiberglass casts. Their comments reflected on the feeling of instability or lack of strength in their polyester cast and the need for strengthening or reinforcement. They preferred the hardness of the fiber cast to the less rigid polyester cast.
You might want to consider applying a regular fiberglass cast and then finish it with polyester tape. You'll have the best of both worlds.
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*By making a purchase you acknowledge that this product should be applied by a trained medical professional or for educational training purposes only. Always consult a doctor prior to use. Never apply fiberglass cast tape directly to the skin.
Printed tape (Camo and Pastel) is a polyester fabric instead of fiberglass as we cannot do prints on fiberglass fabric. So a polyester fabric is used.
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