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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Alja-Safe™ Acrobat vs. TASK™ 14

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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TASK™ 14

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Alja-Safe™ Acrobat vs. TASK™ 14Ecoflex™ 5

Semi-Rigid Black Urethane Casting Resin

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Alja-Safe™ Acrobat

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Alja-Safe™ Acrobat vs. TASK™ 14Ecoflex™ 5 versus TASK™ 14

Fiber-Reinforced “Non-Sag” Life Casting Alginate

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Lifecasting Materials
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps800 cpsVariable
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1BN/A (gram scale required)1 Part warm water (80° F / 27° C) to 1 Part Alja-Safe Acrobat® powder (or 3 parts water to 1 part Acrobat® by weight)
Pot Life1 minute10 minutes5 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes45 minutes8 minutes
Shore D Hardness50
Shore A Hardness5
ColorTranslucentBlackOff White
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Ecoflex™ 5TASK™ 14Alja-Safe™ Acrobat
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Lifecasting Materials
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps800 cpsVariable
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B1 Part warm water (80° F / 27° C) to 1 Part Alja-Safe Acrobat® powder (or 3 parts water to 1 part Acrobat® by weight)
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:120B
Pot Life1 minute10 minutes5 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes45 minutes8 minutes
Shore D Hardness50
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.15 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.24.1 cu. in./lb.26 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBlackOff White
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.
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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Alja-Safe™ Acrobat

Alja-Safe™ Acrobat™ is a fiber reinforced "non-sag" version of original Alja-Safe™ life casting alginate. Acrobat is thicker and holds vertical surfaces allowing the user better control for making molds of the face, torso, etc. Acrobat™ reproduces perfect detail from all body surfaces and is good for making temporary molds that can be used to make highly detailed reproductions cast in wax, plaster, Matrix™ NEO™ (polymer modified gypsum), platinum cure silicone or Smooth-Cast™ 300Q ultra-fast urethane resin.

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