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Northene – LDP / 500 / 1000 / HD

Low Density Polyethylene, Northene


Northene LDPE:
Semi flexible

Good impact strength

Affected by skin oil exuded in sweat
Can lead to stress cracking

Northene 500:
High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Very low shrinkage


Northene 1000:
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Very low shrinkage

Rigid, strong material

Northene 1000 produces a natural “leaf spring” effect when formed into an AFO

Difficult to mould

Northene HD:

Good Impact Strength

Good Flexural Strength


Flexible Liner Sockets

Lightweight Prosthetic Liner Sockets


Protective Helmets

Neck Braces

Body Jackets

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Square size for prosthetics:
LDP – 305 x 305mm, 343 x 343mm, 406 x 406mm

Available in the following thickness:

LDP – 3.1mm, 4.7mm, 6mm
500 – 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm
1000 – 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm
HD – 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm

Tolerance on thickness: ±5%

Available in the following colours:

500 – Natural, Skin, Black, Red, Blue
1000 – Skin
LDP & HD – Natural

Moulding temperature:

Orthotics 150°C / 302°F
Prosthetics 150°C / 302°F

Orthotics 160°C / 320°F

Orthotics 180°C / 356°F

Cooking time:
3 minutes per mm thickness.

N.B. As all ovens have slightly different
heating characteristics please use our
recommended timings as a guide only.

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