Innovation In Cast Materials


Two young Finnish chemistry doctors have invented a new cast material which is already replacing old plastering. This new innovation, made from spruce chips and biodegradable plastic, is already been used in 40 hospitals in Finland and it has been sold to 10 other countries, mainly to the UK and the Baltics.

The new material is breathing, nontoxic, biodegradable and light, making it popular both with the hospital personnel as well as among the patients.

Currently the cast material is mainly used for fractured hands, but the goal is to bring out a cast model that fits the lower limbs during next year. The possibility of using the material in certain sporting goods is also being explored. (Source: MTV3, 02.12.2011)

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