Fiberglass bandage consists of glass fiber reinforced plastic, which causes skin, eye and respiratory irritation. When the cast is cut, the fiberglass particles can cause irritation in eye, skin and even affect the lungs of the doctor as well as patient.
Polyurethane based Synthetic Casting Tape is elastic and not brittle like fiberglass. It does not give any dust when cut, and hence does not cause any irritation to the doctor or the patient. It is also more elastic and conformable, hence easy to apply even at joints.