Our Pro Series Bodycasting Alginate. Used for body impressions, this product is available in either fast or slow set, 4-5 minutes and 9-13 minutes setting time respectively. Mixing is simple and timing begins the moment the water touches the alginate. Simply add 2 parts water to one part alginate by weight and mix briskly and thoroughly. Don't forget to start your stopwatch when mixing begins and remember retarding is easy, reduce your water temperature!
THIS ALGINATE IS MARKED AS SAFE FOR USE ON SKIN! There is no MSDS as there is zero hazard. Manufacturer declaration has been used in its place.
To select either fast or slow set, select from the drop down list to request that setting speed.
Datasheets and Safety:
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Alginates are an extremely easy to use, single use replication system. Essentially a powder, water is added at 2:1 to obtain a workable paste or semi liquid. We offer two types of alginate, FAST and SLOW. Fast will set in around 4 mins, Slow in approximately 9-10 minutes. There is no colour change with our system, its not needed, use a stopwatch. Also ensure water is room temperature. Hot water accelerates, cold retards the set time. Excessive water will also retard the times, however also weakens the alginate. Once set these moulds must be kept moist or they will break up very quickly. We recommend using a fine plaster like Herculite 2 to cast in this mould type. Being stronger and finer its a better option. Plaster of Paris is soft enough that as you remove the alginate it may break. 1. Approximate the volume you need for the mould 2. Take one third this volume as alginate powder and add that to an oversized mixing vessel 3. Add the remaining two thirds volume as water, starting the stopwatch as you tip it in 4. Mix briskly, potlife is short! 5. Scoop up the mass into a bag if taking a hand or foot impression and squeeze around the hand. If using on the body spread like butter 6. Wait for the cure time to pass. The alginate should be firm but a bit flexible. Manipulate the item from the mould 7. Fill immediately with plaster or seal in a bag to keep moist TOMPS TIPS --Alginate may be pretty much harmless but does contain some substances you shouldn't eat! --Avoid prolonged skin contact --Use a greasy moisturiser like nivea to act as a release agent