The DEGAPLAST® reactive system

Thanks to modern prosthetics, disabled people can scale mountains and break records at the Paralympic Games. In everyday life, too, prostheses provide high mobility and freedom of movement to the people who wear them, thanks to the perfect interaction of technology, electronics, and innovative materials.

Besides metals, plastics play an important role here, too, with DEGAPLAST®-based lamination systems occupying a prominent position, particularly in the handcrafting industry. Despite mechanization, certain components such as shafts, which have to be adapted individually, still have to be customized by hand. Like aircraft and automotive designers, prosthetists value the high strength of these resins, not to mention their low weight and dimensional stability, even at slight thicknesses. Another important factor fueling the popularity of these materials is the ease of care and maintenance of the end products, which perfectly fits in with today’s increased demands on hygiene. DEGAPLAST® Resins are formulations based on methyl methacrylate (MMA), solved polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and special modifiers. The cured parts are thermoplastic and will not become brittle.

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Peter Neugebauer