Northplex® is the ideal material for the manufacture of diagnostic/check
The material is classified as optically clear, perfect for visually checking fit, and, as
established by scientific study, exhibits a total shrinkage, by volume, of less than
0.1%. Not only are you getting a visual confirmation of fit, you can be confident
that rectification of the cast is accurately reflected in the moulded check socket.
Northplex® is easily adjusted by use of a hot air gun, again an ideal characteristic
for a check socket material.
Specifically designed to have superior moulding characteristics, Northplex® is
an easy and forgiving material to form providing accurate and detailed moulds.
This characteristic is not only appreciated in the prosthetics profession. It is also
appreciated in the Maxillofacial Surgery profession, where Northplex® is used to
manufacture protective face masks.
Northplex is a very strong material. It
has 80 - 90% of the impact strength of
polycarbonate (used as bullet proof glass)
Northplex is notch sensitive
Shrinkage of less than 0.1%*
* Shrinkage by volume as measured in a study
conducted by NCTEPO at the University of Strathclyde.
Diagnostic / Check Sockets
Post Burns Facial Splint
Sheet size for orthotics:
2440 x 1220mm, 2050 x 1250mm
Square size for prosthetics
460 x 420mm, 406 x 406mm,
343 x 343mm, 305 x 305mm.
Available in the following thickness:
2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 9mm,
Tolerance on thickness: ±5%
Available in the following colours:
Orthotics 120°C / 248°F
Prosthetics 160°C / 320°F
3 minutes per mm thickness.
N.B. As all ovens have slightly different
heating characteristics please use our
recommended timings as a guide only