3350 W. 48th Pl. Chicago, IL 60632-3000. Phone 773-927-3484, FAX 773-650-5853.
Source for liquid thermosets: silicones, moldmaking urethanes, casting urethanes, polyester resins, epoxy.
Fiberglass fabrics, release agents, fillers and dyes.
All products available in small quantity.

Life Casting with Alginate or Flex Wax

Life casting is the term used to describe replicating living tissue such as hands, arms and faces. We carry two products that were designed for life casting. The first is alginate which is a seaweed-based product. Alginate is sold as dental-grade (prosthetic-grade) which takes approximately 3-4 mintues to set up. The second is flex-wax which is a low-melting temperature wax.

Although silicone is a great choice for making molds when you want to cast a lot of parts, it is usually not a good choice when you only want one part, due to its expense. In addition, silicone will stick to the smallest hair particle. Latex will also stick to all hair particles and it takes a long time to cure, so your friend may have to sit around for a few weeks until you have built up a thick enough layers to have a strong mold!

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