Aquariums, Zoos and Themed Environments

Aquariums, Zoos and Themed Environments

Public Spaces and Ultimate Realism

Smooth-On offers a variety of lasting materials used around the world to make hyper-realistic indoor and outdoor immersive environments for zoos, aquariums, theme parks, shopping malls, casinos and more. Depending on requirements, materials are lightweight and designed to withstand environmental variables such as freeze/thaw, heat, UV, water, etc. Some are certified to the highest architectural flame rating (E-84, Class 1).

Zoos - Animal safe and animal resistant, Habitat epoxies resist extreme impact, claws, teeth, etc. New Buddy Rhodes Vertical Concrete Mix is a sculpt-able fiber concrete blend used to create trees, rockscapes, and more.

Aquariums – Smooth-On offers a variety of money saving materials and methods for making your own aquatic life displays. Large or small scale, they last a long time in salt or fresh water environments. Habitat Epoxies let you create a variety of coral species with lifelike accuracy. Smooth-On silicones, urethanes and vibrant color pigments let you create sea fans, sea anemone and more. All materials we recommend have been tested and certified “Aquarium Safe”.

Themed Environments – The world’s largest theme parks use the full range of Habitat Sculpting Epoxies to make trees, vines, bamboo railings and wall panels, rot-proof benches/picnic tables, etc. Vertical Concrete Mix is used to create scenic rockscapes, caves, climbing walls, large scale trees and more.

Smooth-On mold rubbers are used to make molds for production casting of indoor and outdoor architectural elements using rigid foams, urethane and epoxy resins. Crystal Clear resin has been used for more than 30 years to create ice, snow and crystal element effects.

Featured Step-by-Step How-To's

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Building the World's Largest Underwater Christmas Tree

Building the World's Largest Underwater Christmas Tree

How Vegas Props fabricated the world's largest underwater Christmas tree

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Making a Rockscape and Tree Themed Display with Buddy Rhodes Vertical Mix™

Making a Rockscape and Tree Themed Display with Buddy Rhodes Vertical Mix™

Watch Steve and Jordan Millard create an amazing rockscape using Buddy Rhodes Vertical Mix

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Creating a Bouldering Wall with Buddy Rhodes Vertical Mix™

Creating a Bouldering Wall with Buddy Rhodes Vertical Mix™

Übergrippen Climbing Crag recently added a 100 foot long bouldering wall in their backyard

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Creating a Museum Quality Totem Pole Using Epoxy Putty

Creating a Museum Quality Totem Pole Using Epoxy Putty

How epoxy putty is applied to carved foam to create a totem pole for a museum

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Making a Museum Quality Animal Reproduction

Making a Museum Quality Animal Reproduction

Learn how a sculpted reproduction of a rhinoceros torso was made

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Creating a Museum Quality Themed Prop Base for a Rhino Display

Creating a Museum Quality Themed Prop Base for a Rhino Display

Free Form™ Habitat™ Fire Safe epoxy putty is used to create a realistic African grassland base for a Rhino Display

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How To Make an Aquarium Sandfall Using Habitat™

How To Make an Aquarium Sandfall Using Habitat™

Learn how to make a unique underwater sandfall using Habitat™ epoxy

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Making Flame Rated Castings with Habitat Cast N Coat™ Epoxy

Making Flame Rated Castings with Habitat Cast N Coat™ Epoxy

A Tiki Mask for a Tiki-themed bar is cast out of flame-rated Habitat Cast N Coat epoxy.

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Using Habitat Cast N Coat™ to Coat Carved EPS Foam

Using Habitat Cast N Coat™ to Coat Carved EPS Foam

In this project, EPS foam board is used to carve a theater mask design. The display is then hard-coated using Habitat Cast N Coat.

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What People Have Done With These Materials

SMASH! Plastic And Rubber Glass Take The Lead In James Bond Movie

SMASH! Plastic And Rubber Glass Take The Lead In James Bond Movie

Over 1.5 tons of Rubber Glass was used in “Die Another Day”.

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Betting It All On The Rocks

Betting It All On The Rocks

Employing the right materials to meet an impossible deadline.

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U.C. Fab's Animatronic Zombie

U.C. Fab's Animatronic Zombie

From a small squirrel to a giant T-Rex that is 20 feet tall, U.C. Fab can create it.

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Building a Giant Animatronic Octopus for T-Rex Cafe Themed Restaurant

Building a Giant Animatronic Octopus for T-Rex Cafe Themed Restaurant

In this time-lapse video, Daddona Studios fabricates pieces for a 'T-Rex Cafe'

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Repairing a Historic Nativity Set Using Epoxamite

Repairing a Historic Nativity Set Using Epoxamite

Creative Signs and Designs was called in to fix the damage that had been done to this nearly century-old Nativity

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Making Spirits Bright

Making Spirits Bright

Creating a world class display that would be viewed by millions of visitors to New York City’s Christmas Wonderland.

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The Scarehouse - Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted Attraction

The Scarehouse - Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted Attraction

To maintain their reputation as one of the most advanced haunts in the U.S.,The Scarehouse incorporates Smooth-On silicones

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Long Lake Camp Makes Fine Art Installments

Long Lake Camp Makes Fine Art Installments

Over this past summer, patrons of the camp used our materials to create two impressive art installments

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Themed Rock Display at New York Auto Show

Themed Rock Display at New York Auto Show

Two scenic companies collaborated on a project to launch the new Jeep Liberty

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Gary Willett's Animatronic Monster Comes To Life!

Gary Willett's Animatronic Monster Comes To Life!

Gary has turned a part time hobby into a full-fledged lifelike animatronic.

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Foam-iT On The Set Of 'The Pink Panther 2'

Foam-iT On The Set Of 'The Pink Panther 2'

For the upcoming film 'The Pink Panther 2', the action takes place at many locales around the world.

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On the Set of 'The Santa Clause 2'

On the Set of 'The Santa Clause 2'

After the success of the original 'The Santa Clause', it was only natural that the second installment be bigger and better than the original.

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Treasure Island ~ Hotel, Resort and Casino

Treasure Island ~ Hotel, Resort and Casino

Treasure Island Hotel, Resort and Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada, opened its doors in the early 90's.

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Atlantis Theme Park Hotel and Resort

Atlantis Theme Park Hotel and Resort

As many of the exterior ornament pieces at the Atlantis Theme Park Hotel and Resort in the Bahamas were conceived and fabricated by MJM Studios in S. Kearney, New Jersey.

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Bergdorf Goodman Department Store on Ice

Bergdorf Goodman Department Store on Ice

Bergdorf Goodman, a world-renowned luxury goods department store based in Manhattan, is known for its creative holiday window displays.

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Theming Las Vegas: Smooth-On Products Used at Luxor Hotel & Casino

Theming Las Vegas: Smooth-On Products Used at Luxor Hotel & Casino

The Luxor is one of Las Vegas' best known hotels and casinos with its stunning Egyptian themed elements made with Smooth-On rubbers,

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Making Tree Bark Texture Panels Using Plasti-Paste® II

Making Tree Bark Texture Panels Using Plasti-Paste® II

Over the years, people have attempted to use Plasti-Paste® as an art or fabrication material assuming that the cured plastic can be painted, only to be disappointed to find that it can not.

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Making a Life Size Dragon Using Habitat® Black

Making a Life Size Dragon Using Habitat® Black

How Frank Ippolito's Team Made a Full Size Dragon Tradeshow Display

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Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Refrigerator

Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Refrigerator

Learn How Frank Ippolito Created This Full Size Star Wars Themed Fridge

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