10 Reasons Why Orficast is the Thermoplastic Tape you want to use

Orficast 10 benefits

Orficast is the new generation of thermoplastic materials for immobilization purposes. It is a stretchable, self-adhesive textile, knitted from thermoplastic fibers. The blue version has been around for a while, and now we also offer Orficast in an appealing black colour.

Although it looks simple, Orficast is high tech!

Orficast makes it easier to address your splinting and casting challenges in a way that will surprise you!

Consider these 10 benefits with the use of Orficast:


1)       The low activation temperature (65°C -149°F) allows you to apply the Orficast directly onto your patient without burning the skin.

2)       Orficast conforms perfectly to the patient’s individual anatomy.

3)       The activation time is really quick! (Maximum 1 minute in a Suspan water bath). There is just enough working time to wrap the material on the patient. Within 1 minute, the cast is already hard enough to support the injured body part.

4)       The knitted structure results in a stretchable, thin, lightweight splint or cast which allows the skin to breath and prevents maceration.

5)       There is no need to wear gloves while using and applying Orficast.

Orficast 10 benefits 1

6)       Heat activated Orficast is self-adhesive: the overlapping layers will stick to each other when firmly pressed together.

7)       The fabricated Orficast splint can easily be trimmed with scissors to remove excessive material.

8)       The resulting splint is light and compact, allowing patients the ability to continue their daily tasks without interference.

9)       Orficast has a comfortable and soft feeling: the edges of the overlapping layers are visible on the outside of the splint/ cast but are not felt on the inside.

 10)   Orficast can be reactivated in order to completely remake the splint or make small corrections to the shape.


Orficast 10 benefits 2

Orficast Thermoplastic splints/ casts can be used to treat many different types of injuries, including these:

– Restriction of range of motion providing relative rest in case of arthritis, overuse, and tendon injuries such as mallet-or PIP joint injuries and CMC joint (thumb);
– Corrective immobilization in arthritic conditions such as swan neck and boutonnière deformities;
– Post-operative protective treatment of the fingers (MCP, PIP and DIP joints) and thumb (CMC joint);
– Post-traumatic curative and protective splinting in case of sprains, bruises and fractures of thumb and finger;
–  Activating the Orficast tape with dry heat allows for the making of larger and multi-layered splints for the wrist and ankle.


Orficast is available on rolls of 300cm in 2 sizes: 1-1/5″ (3cm) wide for finger applications or 2-1/4″ (6cm) wide for thumb/hand applications.

More information about Orficast Thermoplastic Material can be found on our website.

Are you interested in trying Orficast? Contact one of our Product Specialists: Björn (Bjorn.leRoy@orfit.com) at our headquarters or Debby (debby.schwartz@orfit.com) at Orfit® Industries America to receive a trial sample. Our world-wide list of distributors can be found here.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Select your preferred newsletters

The protection of your personal data is our priority. Thank you for subscribing to one of our newsletters. We would like to invite you to share some personal data with us. The protection of this data is our priority.

By submitting this form, I agree to the processing of my data to receive personal messages by mail.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at welcome@orfit.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

We've selected some similar articles for you
The Dorsal Blocking Orthosis for Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation
7 therapeutic protocols following flexor tendon repair
The dorsal blocking orthosis has remained a true constant in the ever-changing field of flexor tendon rehab. We discuss 7 possible therapeutic protocols that feature this versatile splint.
Read more
The Orficast Full Finger Wrap
Guidelines and directions for the full finger wrap
The Full Finger Wrap is a versatile orthosis you can make in just a few minutes. Follow these tips and guidelines for the best orthotic fabrication results.
Read more
10 Non-Orthotic Uses for Orficast
Different and inventive ways of using Orficast Thermoplastic on a Roll
You know that Orficast and Orficast More are great for making all types of orthoses for fingers, thumbs and hands. But did you know that you can also use Orficast for non-orthotic use in many creative ways? Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Read more