Features & Benefits
- Suitable for splints and casts for the upper extremity and children
- Has a finer mesh than the Classic material and is even more conformable and stretchable
- Our most conformable material
- Perfect for upper extremities and children
Innovative X-Lite material features
- A recent test of biodegradability according to ISO 148551-1 standard, showed that X-Lite® is 25% biodegraded after 90 days.
- The open structure in the material gives great ventilation and comfort. This allows the skin to breathe, besides providing an optimal environment for wound healing.
Strong Material, Less Plastic
- X-Lite® is an extremely strong material. Use significantly less layers of material for equal strength compared to other splinting and casting materials on the market.
- Add layers for additional rigidity without compromising the low profile. Add strips to areas where additional reinforcement or support is desired.
Reusable and Remoldable
- Save money and time. X-Lite® can be reheated an unlimited amount of times, allowing you to reuse rolls and leftovers. Make small changes on an already made cast/splint instead of a new one costing extra money, extra time and discomfort for your patient.
100% free from isocyanates
zero negative effects to your health
X-Lite® has been engineered to benefit the environment and your health in more ways than one. It’s unique structure and features makes it the ideal alternative to industry standard casting materials.
For the industry standard synthetic casting tapes, the isocyanates have negative effects on your health such as irritation and asthma, requiring special ventilation equipment, apron, gloves and a mask in order to protect the therapist. In the manufacturing process for all X-Lite® materials, any toxic instances are extracted, making it 100% free from isocyanates and fibreglass.
Due to the robust nature of X-Lite®, you are able to reheat it any number of times, therefore allowing the therapist to use all of the material without having to waste any. This is especially impressive when compared to the standard market material which isn’t reusable, causing a lot of waste.
The cotton resin and reactive impregnation means that there is no risk for the patient or therapist. Less material is required requiring only two layers therefore less material will be used. It is patient friendly, economic and safer for health and the environment.
Instructions for use:
• X-Lite® should be heated in a splint bath set at 155-160°F.
• Heat 3D-LiteTM in an oven set at 175° F or an infrared oven 140° F for 1.5 min. You can also use a heat gun for smaller pieces.
• X-Lite® sheets should be immersed in water for approximately 1 minute and the rolls approximately 3 minutes. Make sure the water penetrates the rolls.
• Always ensure that the material is properly heated before you start working.
• Use tongs to remove X-Lite® from the water bath to avoid direct contact with the water.
• Allow excess water to drain from the material. The material itself will not become warm.
• Protect and cover any wounds or scarring with appropriate dressings. For fracture casting or splinting apply stockinette and proceed with undercover padding to protect the skin before applying the material.
• Spot heat areas on the splint for permanent bond of accessories, straps and hook.
• Re-shape any number of times for the same patient. Reheat unused leftovers and rolls.
• Make small changes by spot heating a completed cast or splint with a regular hairdryer. Always keep your own hand close to the area you heat to avoid burning the patient.
• Cool the splint or cast with cold packs or ice spray for faster setting.