STEM Students Learn How Plastics Improve Life for O&P Patients

Curbell O&P’s Scott Moore visits Florida school for second consecutive year

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Beth Summers
Curbell Plastics, Inc.
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Orchard Park, N.Y., March 28, 2019 — The science and technology leaders of tomorrow at Challenger K-8 school in Spring Hill, Fla., got an early introduction to how performance plastics help improve people’s lives through applications in the orthotics and prosthetics industry.

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Scott Moore sharing O&P industry insights with 5th through 8th graders at Challenger K-8 School’s Quest Academy for Gifted Education Tech Club.

On March 14, Curbell Plastics Senior Regional Sales Manager Scott Moore was a guest speaker for fifth through eighth graders in the Tech Club at the school’s Quest Academy for Gifted Education. Moore shared insights on the O&P industry and how innovative plastic materials play a critical role in developing devices that enable patients to regain abilities they’ve lost because of injury or disease. He also discussed general applications of extended-use performance plastics, stressing the importance of recycling through an explanation of Curbell’s own nationally recognized sustainability initiatives and recycling practices.

It was the second consecutive year Moore visited Challenger’s Tech Club to highlight STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and showcase how human compassion, the medical field, and materials technology intertwine in O&P career paths.

“I was amazed and impressed by how these young people responded to the presentation and material samples we showed them,” Moore said. “They asked excellent questions to better understand not only the applications, but also the materials that are used. It’s inspiring to see such engagement at a young age. If these students are any indication, the O&P community has some really bright and caring individuals coming its way. I can’t wait to come back and do this again next year.”

Moore serves as Regional Sales Manager for the national Curbell O&P business as well as the Curbell Plastics branches in Largo, Fla., and elsewhere. He has more than 20 years of experience in plastics distribution and the orthotics and prosthetics industry.

About Curbell Plastics, Inc.

Curbell Plastics grew into one of the nation’s top-five plastic materials suppliers by investing for the long term and focusing foremost on the needs of its customers — a strategy that has set the company apart since its founding in 1942.

Curbell supplies performance plastics — durable and lightweight materials that minimize energy consumption and add value to countless commercial and industrial applications — to thousands of businesses, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. The company also offers plastic film, adhesives, sealants, tapes, prototyping and tooling materials, and fabricated plastic parts. Its innovative services include a nationwide team of material experts to help customers solve engineering and application challenges.

Curbell Plastics, a privately held subsidiary of Curbell, Inc., has 18 locations nationwide and is based in Orchard Park, New York. It has ISO 9001 certification for nine of its locations and its corporate headquarters, and it maintains ITAR and EAR compliance company-wide.