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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. FOAM-iT!™ 4

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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FOAM-iT!™ 4

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. FOAM-iT!™ 4Ecoflex™ 5

Rigid Urethane Expanding Foams

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Mix and Pour Expanding Foams
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps300 cps
Pot Life1 minute1.5 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes2 hours
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.420 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBeige
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All Technical Data

Ecoflex™ 5FOAM-iT!™ 4
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Mix and Pour Expanding Foams
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps300 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B1A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:87B
Pot Life1 minute1.5 minutes
Tack Free Time20 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes2 hours
Shore A Hardness5
Expansion (approximate)14 times
Foam Density4 lb/ft³
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc0.06 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.420 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBeige
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %
100% Modulus15 psi
Shrinkage<.001 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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FOAM-iT!™ 4

Smooth-On’s FOAM-iT!™ Series are two-component water blown rigid foams that are versatile and easy to use. FOAM-iT!™ products are available in 3lb., 4 lb., 5 lb., 8 lb., 10 lb.,15 lb. or 26 lb. per cubic foot densities. Parts A and B are measured and mixed in equal amounts by volume. The mixture is then poured into a mold or other form (apply release agent if necessary). The mixture will expand many times original volume (depending on which FOAM-iT!™ product you are using) and develop a uniform cell structure. FOAM-IT!™ 4 is tack-free in about 4 - 6.5 minutes, developing handling strength in 20 minutes and full cure in 2 hours.

All FOAM-iT!™ products can be used as a straight casting material, backfill material for hollow castings (adds structural strength) or as an encapsulation material, etc. They can be color pigmented with SO-Strong™, UVO™ or IGNITE™ colorants and are used for a variety of art/ craft, industrial design and special effects applications.

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