The History of Akton Polymer

The key element in Action Rehab products is a space age material called AKTON® Polymer. It was invented in 1970 by W. R. McElroy, Ph. D. AKTON polymer is the primary material in all of these products. It is what separates us from the competition.

No one has AKTON polymer but Action Products, and it is a wondrous material. It looks and feels like a gel, but is more body friendly. It also carries a longer warranty. We once parked a full-sized car on it and moved the wheels. It didn't bottom out or tear, it has memory!

AKTON polymer won't leak, flow, or bottom out, and it is tissue equivalent. It contains no latex, plasticizers, or silicones, which are often the cause of allergic reactions. It moves with wheelchair users, not against them, to reduce pressure and shear, the two leading causes of pressure sores.

AKTON polymer is also radiolucent and easy to clean with standard disinfectant. It will not support microbiological growth, and it won't absorb body fluids or odors.

In addition, AKTON polymer is fire-rated as self-extinguishing. Should it be accidentally damaged, you can easily repair it on site.

Click here to see the AKTON® Polymer products at The Wright Stuff, CaregiverProducts.com

Action Products, Inc. makes wheelchair cushions and seating systems; heel and elbow protectors, and full mattress overlays for Rehab/DME markets. These products are used in hospitals, long-term care facilities, in home care, and wheelchairs.

These products are unrivaled in reducing the development of decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. They form when people lie or sit for extended periods on operating tables, beds, or wheelchairs. Decubitus ulcers are serious tissue traumas that can penetrate through skin and muscle to the bone. Prevention of pressure ulcers will help patients avoid needless pain, suffering and, in the worst cases, death.

Clinical Proof

But don't take our word for it. Read what the medical community has to say about our products. You can do so on our White Papers Page.

These studies prove that AKTON polymer works to reduce the development of pressure sores. It works better than the gels, foam, water, or air products on the market today.

AKTON Polymer Product Information

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