Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube and film, has been named the exclusive supplier of ProComp sheet across the United States due to their orthotic and prosthetic expertise within the Curbell O&P specialty group. The material will be stocked in a variety of sizes and thicknesses shipping to customers nationwide from two central locations.
“The exclusivity of the ProComp material to Curbell Plastics resulted from our ability to offer previously unavailable sheet sizes stocked and ready to ship,” said Kyle Terras, Curbell O&P business manager. “We are pleased to announce that we will have this additional material offering for the O&P market.”
ProComp sheet is an innovative polypropylene material reinforced with carbon fibers for increased stiffness. Layers of carbon fibers are infused between layers of homopolymer polypropylene which results in zero carbon fiber strand protrusion when finishing. It is 25 percent stiffer than standard homopolymer polypropylene, delivering improved structural integrity, high melt strength, less cold flow (creep), and no shrinkage due to the carbon fiber.
ProComp can be formed using the same techniques as standard polypropylene with no special equipment necessary. Applications for ProComp sheet include AFOs, KAFOs, SMOs, and orthotics for the hand and wrist. Additional reimbursement opportunities may be available with L‐CODE 2755.