ALPS Fabric Technologies

The fabric used for producing prosthetic sleeves and liners is fundamental for guaranteeing maximum comfort and safety. This is why ALPS began manufacturing its fabrics years ago: to be sure to offer a product that best meets the functional needs of prosthetic wearers. The fabric needs to do more than protect the materials used in making the liners and extend their durability; it must also be able to generate a greater, lesser, or differentiated level of tension depending on the needs of the individual user.

ALPS manufactures and uses four types of fabric: beige, brown, black, and knitted.

These four fabric types are not differentiated merely by color and manufacturing process; each has distinctive characteristics and functions to provide each prosthetic leg wearer with the specific benefits they need based on individual lifestyles and clinical conditions.

ALPS fabrics: from the technology of the materials to the benefits to the amputees.

beige fabric


BEIGE FABRIC

Beige fabric stretches both vertically and horizontally.

brown fabric


BROWN FABRIC

Vertical stretch is reduced by 80% compared to the beige fabric, allowing greater control and stability of the prosthesis. Ideal for active patients.

black fabric


BLACK FABRIC

Vertical stretch is 90% lower than the beige fabric, allowing a greater level of control and stability of the prosthesis. Ideal for active patients.

seamless knitted fabric


KNITTED FABRIC

ALPS' years of experience in manufacturing fabrics have played a fundamental role in developing our latest innovation: products created using Alps knitted fabric.

Our latest fabric manufacturing process has allowed us to:


  • Create products totally devoid of any stitching
  • Maintain control of the tension in each section of the liner to maximize and reduce the effects of pistoning
  • Integrate a matrix in the distal construction of our locking liners
  • Integrate the a distal matrix to limit elongation / U matrix or Regular Matrix

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