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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. TASK™ 14 vs. Habitat Cast N Coat™

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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TASK™ 14

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Semi-Rigid Black Urethane Casting Resin

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Habitat Cast N Coat™

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. TASK™ 14 vs. Habitat Cast N Coat™Ecoflex™ 5 versus TASK™ 14

Flame Rated Castable and Brushable Epoxy

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Epoxy Casting and Laminating Resins
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps800 cps13,500 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1BN/A (gram scale required)1A:1B
Pot Life1 minute10 minutes85 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes45 minutes16 hours
Shore D Hardness5085
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.24.1 cu. in./lb.18.35 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBlackTan
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All Technical Data

Ecoflex™ 5TASK™ 14Habitat Cast N Coat™
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Epoxy Casting and Laminating Resins
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps800 cps13,500 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B1A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:120B1A:1B
Pot Life1 minute10 minutes85 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes45 minutes16 hours
Shore D Hardness5085
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.15 g/cc1.51 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.24.1 cu. in./lb.18.35 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBlackTan
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi1,800 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %125 %
100% Modulus15 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.0.0035 in. / in.
Heat Deflection Temp131 °F
Useful Temperature (min)-65 °F
Useful Temperature (max)450 °F

Product Description

Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ rubbers are platinum-catalyzed silicones that are versatile and easy to use. Ecoflex™ rubbers are mixed 1A:1B by weight or volume and cured at room temperature with negligible shrinkage.  Low viscosity ensures easy mixing and de-airing. Dispense using our convenient dispensing cartridges. Cured rubber is very soft, very strong and very “stretchy”, stretching many times its original size without tearing and will rebound to its original form without distortion.

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TASK™ 14

TASK™ 14 is a fast setting two-component urethane that cures quickly to black semi-rigid plastic. TASK™ 14 offers a longer pot life (10 minutes) and demold time of 45 minutes.

With a Shore value of 50D, these semi-rigid plastics are used for a variety of industrial applications including fast mold making, fast model duplication, prototyping, durable miniatures, black props and special effects, or making parts that are impact resistant. Fully cured castings are tough, durable and chemical resistant.

For Best Results… Do not cast TASK™ 14 into platinum cure (addition cure) silicone molds.

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Habitat Cast N Coat™

Habitat Cast N Coat™ is a filled, two component (A+B) liquid epoxy that can be cast solid or thickened for brushing on / troweling on to vertical surfaces. Material cures to a rock-hard solid with negligible shrinkage.
Mix ratio is 1A:1B by volume. Working time is 85 minutes and material cures overnight (at room temperature).  UVO™ or Ignite™ colorants can be added to liquid Cast N Coat™ during mixing to create a variety of color effects. Cured epoxy can be sanded and painted with acrylic paints.
Habitat Cast N Coat™ certifies to the highest flame rating available (ASTM E84, Class A), making this material ideal for public space fabrication applications. Also, it does not contain VOC’s, phthalates or crystalline silica (a known carcinogen) and is safe for making elements used in proximity to animals/reptiles and aquatic life.
Epoxy bonds permanently to itself or a variety of surfaces and can be applied as a fire rated protective/decorative coating to EPS or rigid foam, wallboard, plaster, wood, PVC and more. Habitat Cast N Coat™ is also an excellent repair cement and bonds permanently to itself, PVC, Plexiglas™ (acrylic), wood, many metals, plastics and foams.

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